Committee 2008/9

Bingley and District Local History Society Committee

2008-9


BINGLEY MEDIA

Part of the Society’s activities is the recording of the historical aspects of the people and industries of the town. Some of this information we have made available in book form to enable you to be able to understand how Bingley has developed and it also provides a record for students and for future generations.

If you are interested in acquiring any of these books please use the contact page with your requirements.

BOOKS

Days Awake by Winifred Harrison

A true story of Bingley in the 1920's as seen through the eyes of Winnie.
Enjoy childhood dreams and memories. Many happy hours are recalled in this rich tapestry of local life.

Special offer £5.00 - £7 by post

Days Awake

 

Walk Booklets

The society has produced a short but growing list of booklets describing pleasant walks of historical interest around Bingley. They generally return to the start point and each takes about 90 minutes of gentle walking. They are available at our meetings (see the Events page) for £1 or by post for £2. The Walk Books are also generally available from The Yorkshire Gift Shop on Main Street.
The production of these booklets was made possible by the bequest of Helen Mills, who was a founder member of Bingley and District Local History Society.

 

Society walk booklet 1 - Bingley Centre

This is the first of a series of walks around Bingley. It describes a pleasant walk round Bingley centre, based on Bingley Market. Compiled by Robert Whitehead, John Flockton, Heather Baldwin, Sheila Donaldson and Ian Ward.

Costs £1 at our meetings, or £2 by post.

Walk 1

 

Society walk booklet 2 - Bingley Main Street, canal and Town Mills

This is the second of our series of walks around Bingley. It describes another pleasant walk round Bingley, close to the centre. Compiled by Robert Whitehead, John Flockton, Heather Baldwin, Sheila Donaldson and Ian Ward.

Costs £1 at our meetings, or £2 by post.

Walk 2

 

Society walk booklet 3 - Monasteries and Mansions

The third of our series of walks around Bingley. It describes another pleasant walk in Bingley: Park Road, Bromley Road, Hall Bank Drive, Beck Lane, Gawthorpe Lane before rurning to Bingley along the towpath. As before, it takes about 90 minutes. Compiled by Robert Whitehead, John Flockton, Heather Baldwin, Sheila Donaldson and Ian Ward.

Costs £1 at our meetings, or £2 by post.

Walk 3

 

Society walk booklet 4 - Wells and Fountains

Number four in our series of walks around Bingley. This walk could link with Walk 3, and again it takes about 90 minutes. The circular route includes Lady Lane, Prince of Wales Park, Bingley College, Green Hill Hall, Gawthorpe Lane, Spa Lane and Park Road. Compiled by Robert Whitehead, John Flockton, Heather Baldwin, Sheila Donaldson and Ian Ward.

Costs £1 at our meetings, or £2 by post.

Walk 4

 

Society walk booklet 5 - Church Lands and Bailey Hills

Number five in our series of walks around Bingley. Another 90 minute walk, covering about 2 miles on roads and pavements. There is a climb up to Bailey Hills. The route includes Ireland Bridge, Ireland Street, Old Main Street, Bailey Hills Road and Cemetery Road. Compiled by Robert Whitehead, John Flockton, Heather Baldwin and Sheila Donaldson.

Costs £1 at our meetings, or £2 by post.

Walk 5

 

Society walk booklet 6 - Bingley Grammar School, Castlefields, Royal Hotel and canal bank

Number six in our series of walks around Bingley. Another 90 minute circular walk, covering about 2 miles on roads and pavements. The route begins at the Auction Mart site (now demolished), and passes Bingley Grammar School, Castlefield Lane and Mill, Longwood Hall and the Royal Hotel, before returning along the canal towpath, past Hainsworth's Boatyard and Bingley North Bog. Compiled by Robert Whitehead, John Flockton, Heather Baldwin and Sheila Donaldson.

Costs £1 at our meetings, or £2 by post.

Walk 6

 

The Stanbury Hill Project

Discovering Prehistoric Bingley, by Dr Keith Boughey, Project Director
Back in 2007, the author and members of the Society, intrigued by the prehistoric remains at Stanbury Hill on Bingley Moor, and eager to learn about the prehistory of the area, set up the Stanbury Hill Project to investigate the site.
This booklet tells the story of that five year investigation: how it was done and what it discovered. 28 pages.

Costs £5 at our meetings, or £6 by post.

Stanbury Hill booklet
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