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: Alan Bottomley
Editor: Miss Stella H Carpenter


Programme 2022-2023





11th September 2023 See the whole world for a shilling - Great Exhibition of 1851 and Bradford connections David North
9th October 2023 Roman Britain Janet Amos
13th November 2023 The Anglo-saxon age Peter Palmer
11th December 2023 Local history in lockdown Geoff & Mary Twentyman
8th January 2024 The Newlands Mill Disaster Bill Boldy
12th February 2024 Young Offenders in Late Victorian Bradford Janet Senior
11th March 2024 Medieval Leeds Prof. Joyce Hill
8th April 2024 The Brontes of Haworth Denise Adlard
13th May 2024 Bradford's Father of Factory Reform Astrid Hansen
10th June 2024 Parson Bull and the fight against Yorkshire Slavery Dr Simon Valentine