We will be bringing you regular history articles by local historian Alan Cattell, who has very kindly being writing for us for nearly 3 years now. We hope you will find them as fascinating as we do and we welcome any questions and feedback.
We have over 20 articles about the History of Bingley and surrounding villages which you can also read online in our back issues section. If you would like to read more from Alan, then maybe you’d like to read the book we published with him some time ago: Bingley and Surrounds Forgotten Moments from History by Alan Cattell.
There’s plenty of great reading out there and we hope to add more information here in coming months, if you have any suggestions or links you would like to add then please get in touch.
Links to local history groups, pages
Bingley and District Local History Society:
Bingley and District Local History Society was founded in 1988 by a group of local enthusiasts whose interest in Bingley’s history had been stimulated on a local history course run by Dr Gary Firth. The society’s main aims are to disseminate Bingley’s history and provide information in the form of talks, books and DVDs which will widen the local population’s knowledge of the history of the Bingley area which was once known as ‘The Throstle’s Nest of England’. Talks and presentations are given regularly at Church House in Bingley (for details see the calendar). The Society has grown and developed over the years and now includes in it’s program an increasing number of events including some summer walks.
You remember living in Bingley… because?
Another fab Group we found on Facebook is You Remember Living in Bingley… because
This is a group where we all post and discuss everything “Bingley”, past, present and future.
Feel free to join in, you will find some amazing facts, rarely seen pictures, interesting people and news on Bingley.
We also have a researcher on board whom you can ask anything you wish “with in reason”. We will look into your questions as a group and hopefully give you an answer through debate and/or research.
We look forward to you coming on board and contributing to the knowledge base of Bingley through the ages.