Talks at Keighley Local Studies Library

Next week there will be two more in the series of regular talks hosted by Keighley Local Studies Library.

On Monday 6th February, courtesy of Keighley & District Family History Society, Edgar Holroyd-Doveton will speak about The English Woollen Industry 1500 – 1750.

This talk looks at the structure, operation and development of the English Woollen Industry in the Early Modern period. Almost everyone who has family history connections in Yorkshire and in many other parts of England will have had ancestors involved in the wool trade. What were the different types of occupations involved? What did they do and how did they live? What importance was the spread and development of the industry for migration and movements of families? These and other questions will be addressed which will be of interest to the family historian.

On Wednesday 8th February, courtesy of Keighley and District Local History Society, some of the lesser known aspects of local railway history will form the subject of a talk by Graham Mitchell.

The subject of his presentation will be: “Why Stanbury Never Got a Station & Other Local Railway Politics.”

Both talks will start at 7.30pm. Please use the side entrance on Albert Street  from 7.00pm. There will be a small entry fee at both events.


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