Wibsey Local History Group::

WIBSEY LHG meets on the 2nd MONDAY of each month, excluding August, at the METHODIST SCHOOLROOM, School Lane, off High Street, Wibsey, BD6 1QX. Parking facilities are available. Please note the new venue from September 2017.

Meetings start at 2.00 pm and finish about 3.45pm. £2 per session including tea and biscuit.
Meetings - covering a wide ranging but historically orientated variety of subjects – usually attract 35-45 people. We welcome all who wish to learn about and/or contribute to our knowledge of Wibsey's past, whether more recent or back through the centuries.

The ancient village of Wibsey is mentioned in Domesday, and Wibsey manor covered a large area, merging with Bradford in 1899. It is now a popular residential area.

We have mounted and/or participated in around ten local or city based EXHIBITIONS receiving much interest in our displays and literature. In 2003 our first PUBLICATION Four Walks in and around Wibsey proved very popular and is still in print at £2 per copy at Wibsey library. From 2006 ten issues of a booklet (56xA5) Wibsey Miscellany was published annually (also £2 per copy); a small number of some issues still available on request.

We have given items displayed in and outside the library and regularly mount a modest display there, and we have donated towards appropriate projects in a number of local schools.


Chairman: Canon D F Brown
Secretary: Mrs Jean Blackburn Tel: 01274 604502
Editor: Miss Stella H Carpenter


Programme 2018-2019




10 September 2018 How supermarkets began Ruth Nettleton
8 October 2018 Bradford's Becks Barney Lerner
20 October 2018

EXHIBITION 10:30-15:30 Free entry, hot drinks included.

3pm Presentation about the Wibsey Advertiser (1930 to 1958) by Geoff and Mary Twentyman.

12 November 2018

The Co-operative Movement

Janet Senior
10 December 2018 Yorkshire Curiosities Trevor Moody
14 January 2019

Wibsey Houses with a history

Stella Carpenter
11 February 2019 Undercliffe Cemetery History Andrew Barker
11 March 2019 Prince of Wales Park, Bingley Alan Mirfield
8 April 2019 The rise of Bradford cricket David Pendleton
14 May 2019 Bradford in the Great War Tricia Platts
10 June 2019 The Workhouse Denise Ablard
8 July 2019 The James Herriot Story John Gilleghan