Wibsey Local History Group::

WIBSEY LHG meets on the 2nd MONDAY of each month, excluding August, at the CONSERVATIVE CLUB, North Road, Wibsey, Bradford, BD6 1TR (opposite Wibsey Library).
Meetings start at 2.00 pm and finish about 3.45 pm. £2 per session including a cup of tea. There is no membership fee: simply come to a meeting.
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.
Wibsey LHG was formed in the spring of 2000 when a group of local residents felt there was more to be learned about the history of this ancient village, mentioned in Domesday. Merging with Bradford in 1899, Wibsey is now a popular residential area, retaining many local businesses, trades and activities.
We have mounted or participated in some eight or 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 at the library, (01274 679043).
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 2016-2017




12 September 2016 Yorkshire Dales Textile Mills George Ingle
10 October 2016 Tha's got to laugh Ben Richardson
14 November 2016 The origins of some of our familiar sayings Janet Kay
12 December 2016 Christmas in the Antartic Donald Brown
9 January 2017 Little Germany Stella Carpenter
13 February 2017 Hard work for a living Michael Dewhirst
13 March 2017 The Low Moor Explosion Mary & Geoff Twentyman
10 April 2017 Bradford in a 100 dates Alan Hall
8 May 2017 From prison to palace Veronica Bird
12 June 2017 Lighthouses Janet Amos
10 July 2017 Royal visits to Bradford Tish Lawson