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 7:20 start. Light refreshments are usually served at the start. There is a small charge of £2 at the door.






2020 Spring meetings


Please Note: Until further notice all Monday evening talks at Silsden Methodist Church have been suspended due to the developing health emergency. The cancelled talks will be rearranged.


Monday 23rd March 2020

Colin Holt will give an illustrated talk "On Her Majesty's Service" - a first hand experience of National Service. It is hoped that this meeting will coincide with the launch of an autobiography by Brian Sunderland of the first 21 years of his life, including his time in National Service. Brian grew up in Silsden.  POSTPONED


Monday 27th April 2020

Edward Boothman will talk to us on his reminiscences as a local farmer. POSTPONED

There will be no meeting in May as it is a Bank Holiday.


The programme for the rest of the year will be published as soon as the present emergency is over.

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 back 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. On the attached map the Town Hall is located where the library is shown.

Town Hall research sessions in Spring 2020:

Please note: Because of the health emergency Silsden Town Hall is closed until further notice.


Tuesday 24th March                      2.00 to 4.00pm CANCELLED

Tuesday 28th April                         2.00 to 4.00pm CANCELLED

May                                         There will be no session

Further times will be added once meetings are possible again. Sorry for the inconvenience.