Silsden Local History Group

A look into times past in Cobbydale

Meetings Calendar of the Silsden Local History Group

Meetings are held at Silsden Methodist Church, located on Kirkgate in the centre of the town. Parking is available in Wesley Place car park nearby. Doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. There is a small charge of £2 at the door.

2022 meetings

Monday 23rd May 2022

An introduction to the historic maps of Silsden.

David Mason  will give a short slide presentation showing the different types of historic maps available, what they show and where they can be found. This will be followed by light refreshments and time to view some of the maps laid out on tables.

Monday 27th June 2002 

Visiting speaker Peter Watson will give a talk entitled 'An old person's guide to nostalgia'.

Monday 25th July 2002

David Mason will give an illustrated talk telling the story of Black Potts Farm on the edge of Rombalds Moor. It has a fascinating history both as a moor edge smallholding and later as a shooting lodge serving the Lords of Skipton Castle's Grouse Moor.


Monday 26th September 2002

Details to follow.....

Town Hall research sessions

On the Tuesdays following the Monday meetings research facilities are available in Silsden Town Hall located directly across the road from the Methodist Church. We meet in the ground floor front meeting room. You will have access to the Town's archive materials, which are kept there. These are drop-in sessions and someone will be on hand to help with inquiries concerning local and family history matters. If you have a specific request, than an email (via 'contact us') stating how we might help before you come would give us time to locate any appropriate resources. You are, of course, welcome to just turn up for a chat. There is a pay and display car park close by in the centre of town. There is a request for a small donation to help pay for the hire of the room.

Town Hall research sessions in 2022:

Forthcoming meetings:

Tuesday 24th May                    2.00 to 4.00pm

Tuesday 28th June                   2.00 to 4.00pm

Tuesday 26th July                     2.00 to 4.00pm

                   No meeting in August

Tuesday 27th September          2.00 to 4.00pm

Tuesday 25th October               2.00 to 4.00pm

Tuesday 29th November           2.00 to 4.00pm

                   No meeting in December