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 2019-2020







9 September 2019 Comedians of our good old days Trevor Moody
14 October 2018 My Yorkshire heroines Janet Senior
11 November 2019

Bradford's film heritage

David Wilson
9 December 2019 The private life of Henry VIII Peter Palmer
13 January 2020

Susannah Bower, born about 1760, Orange Merchant

Stella Carpenter
10 February 2020 The Ancestor I would most like to meet, The Man, maps and Music Hall. Bill Boldy
9 March 2020 Coal mining in Bradford Derek Barker
13 April 2020 The history of Undercliffe Cemetery Jackie Ambler
11 May 2020 Yorkshire through Lancashire eyes Rodney Hallam
8 June 2020 Basque refugee children in Bradford and Keighley John Birkbeck
13 July 2020 An armchair walk round Thornton Richard Gill