Talks and presentations are given regularly between September and May at Church House on Old Main Street (just by the Parish Church) in Bingley. The postcode for SatNav users is BD16 2RH. Click here to see a photo of Church House. In the three summer months of June, July and August we usually arrange a local history walk nearby.

There is a charge of £2.50 for each event, but no membership or joining fee. All welcome!


Speaker or Walk Leader



13 Jun 2019

Dave Weldrake

Hirst Wood Guided walk

Start from the public car park, at the bottom of Hirst Lane, Shipley, 7pm start

11 Jul 2019

Robert Whitehead

Bingley centre local history walk (Walk book 1 revisited)

Start from the Market Cross, Market Hall by Bingley Arts centre, 7pm start

8 Aug 2019

Simon Watts of the Aire Rivers Trust

Walking in the steps of John Nicholson, the Airedale Poet

Car park opposite The Potting Shed, 7pm start

12 Sep 2019

Graham Phythian

Peterloo: Tragedy or Trap?

Church House, 7:30pm

10 Oct 2019

Anne Fletcher

From the mill to Monte Carlo

Church House, 7:30pm

14 Nov 2019

Jan Niczyperowicz

History of the Polish Community in Bradford

Church House, 7:30pm

12 Dec 2019

Alan Cattell

Wilfred Pickles - The Bingley Connection and Magnet Joinery - Early Beginnings in Bingley

Church House, 7:30pm

9 Jan 2020

Charles Lubelski

Yorkshire’s great history in printing machinery manufacturing

Church House, 7:30pm

13 Feb 2020

Allan Mirfield

Vintage picture postcards of Eldwick

Church House, 7:30pm

12 Mar 2020

Harold Hoggarth

West Yorkshire Social Reformers

Church House, 7:30pm

9 Apr 2020



14 May 2020

Dave Weldrake

The Aire Valley in Medieval Times

Church House, 7:30pm


Please note: All events are subject to change without notice, due to circumstances beyond our control.

Other events - Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days 2018 were held on 6-9 and 13-16 September. Details of events can be found on the Heritage Open Days site




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