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John Liddle
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Open all hours: long live the long-lived corner shops   Residents in the Howden Road area have had the convenience of a "corner shop" for nearly 90 years. My pictures show the present-day Cobbydale Stores (above) and owner Mr Tony Cavaliere (below) and then...

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Afternoon tea treat for senior citizens F ifty guests aged over 75 were entertained to afternoon tea at Silsden Town Hall on July 1st. It was the fourth in a series of social events organised by the Friends of Silsden Town Hall, in a move to revive the trad...

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A grand family day out in the park Above: family fun was to the fore at the Grand deParty at Silsden park on July 1st, opening a month of events to celebrate the community spirit triggered by the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014.  Above: Ace Works...

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History Group invites you to meet the ancestors Silsden Local History Group is to run guided tours of the St James' Church graveyard. The "Meet our Silsden Ancestors" sessions will enable the public to hear stories behind some of the gravestones and memoria...

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After 110 years, Post Office moves to a new home in Kirkgate Above: a smart new frontage and access ramp mark the move of Silsden Post Office from the opposite side of Kirkgate at No.64 to Twiggs Newsagents at No. 39. The layout of the newsagents has been c...

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Volunteers step in to save library 'Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better' Ameri...

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'Blossom by blossom the spring begins'

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The wonders of sunlit springtime woodlands Above: the uplifting power of primroses never wanes. The plant's generic name, primula , is derived from two Latin words meaning 'first rose', and refers to its March early flowering. Above: admired by Wordsworth, ...

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More memories of Aire View School in the 1950s/early 1960s   I am indebted to Jill Murray (nee Whitaker) for this collection of six photos of Jill's Aire View School classes from 1956 to 1961. Pictured above are children at the nursery, which was in Prince ...

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A Silsden specialism: seats and savvy sentiments This photograph of genial gents on a recently-updated Clog Bridge seat in the late 1960s/early 1970s has been provided by Jill Murray (nee Whitaker). On the right is Fred Wellock, who was married to Jill's mu...
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