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Keighley

Keighley shown within West Yorkshire
Population 51,429 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SE058412
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KEIGHLEY
Postcode district BD20, BD21, BD22
Dialling code 01535
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
European Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Keighley
List of places: UKEnglandYorkshire

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Keighley (pronunciation ; IPA /ˈkiːθli/ "Keeth-ly") is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan district of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... A metropolitan borough (or metropolitan district) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ... The City of Bradford Metropolitan District is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire with city status. ... Coat of Arms of South Yorkshire West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, that has a population of 2. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


It is situated 11 miles (17.7 km) northwest of Bradford and is at the confluence of the River Aire and the River Worth. The town, which is part of the Brontë Country, has a population of 51,429 (2001 Census), making it the third largest civil parish in England.[1] This article discusses the city Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England. ... Look up confluence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Gordale Beck flows out of Gordale Scar to join the Aire. ... The River Worth is a river in West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... The Brontë Country is a name given to an area of pennine hills west of Leeds/Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ...


Keighley railway station is on the Airedale Line. Keighley railway station serves the town of Keighley in West Yorkshire. ... The Airedale Line is the name given to one of the rail services in the West Yorkshire Metro area of northern England. ...

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History and population

The town's industries have typically been in textiles, particularly wool and cotton processing. In addition to the manufacture of textiles there were several large factories making textile machinery. Two of these were Dean, Smith & Grace and Prince, Smith & Stell - the former still operating but now much better known as a world-class manufacturer of CNC machine tools, particularly precision lathes. The population grew from less than 6,000 in 1800 to more than 60,000 in 1850 during a boom spurred by these industries. This article is about the type of fabric. ... For other uses, see Wool (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The town became a municipal borough in 1882, but was merged into the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford in 1974 under the Local Government Act. The merger caused a lot of bitterness among Keighley people who resented being 'taken over' by Bradford and accused the city's council of neglecting the town.[2] Civil parish status was restored to Keighley in 2002,[3] providing it with its own town council. The council's 30 members elect a mayor from amongst their number once a year. A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ...


Religion

Keighley has a parish church (St. Andrew's Shared Church) and is home to many Christian denominations. It has churches and places of worship for Anglicans, Methodists, United Reformed, Mormons, Quakers and the Salvation Army. Keighley also contains a significant Roman Catholic minority who were established in the mid-20th century with the arrival of many Irish immigrants who came to work in the many textile and weaving industries. Keighley has four Roman Catholic churches and four Roman Catholic schools. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Logo of The United Reformed Church The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Christian denomination (church) in the United Kingdom. ... The term Mormon is a colloquial name, most-often used to refer to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organisation. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


The first ever spiritualist church in Britain was founded at Keighley. David Richmond, although not originally from the town, stayed there for many years, and helped to establish the movement. Spiritualism died out after the Second World War, but the Keighley church remains open; there are still more spiritualist churches in West and South Yorkshire than is usual for British counties. SNU logo The Spiritualists National Union (SNU) is a Spiritualist organisation, founded in the United Kingdom in 1901, and is one of the largest spiritualist groups in the world. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


In the 1960s the town sustained a significant influx of newcomers from the Azad Kashmir region of Pakistan and the Sylhet district of what is now Bangladesh. Most of these predominantly Muslim migrants were initially employed in the textiles industry but the decline of this sector inflicted great economic hardship on the two communities. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... This article details only the area administered by Pakistan. ... Sylhet (previously Shilhat and Jalalabad; Sylheti: Bengali: সিলেট, Sileţ) is a major city in north-eastern Bangladesh. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ...


Since then the Kashmiris and Sylhetis have struggled to carve a fresh niche through private enterprise, particularly in the taxi and restaurant trades. In 2006 the town was home to about 8,000 Muslims and seven mosques. The purpose-built Emily Street mosque in Lawkholme is said to be one of the largest in northern England. Most of Keighley's Muslims live in Lawkholme, Highfield, Showfield and Knowle Park, with smaller clusters residing in Dalton Lane, Stockbridge and Shann Park. 15 per cent of the town's population is Muslim.


Geography

Keighley War Memorial
Keighley War Memorial

Keighley lies at the confluence of the River Worth and River Aire in the south Pennines. Its northernmost boundary is marked by the suburb of Utley and its southern limit is the Bracken Bank housing estate. To the west, the town advances up the hill to the suburb of Black Hill and in the east it terminates at the residential neighbourhoods of Long Lee and Thwaites Brow. The outlying northeastern suburb of Riddlesden is sometimes referred to as a separate village, though strictly speaking it is part of the town. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 1865 KB)Keighley, West Yorkshire UK. Copyright SpaceMonkey. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 1865 KB)Keighley, West Yorkshire UK. Copyright SpaceMonkey. ... Look up confluence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The River Worth is a river in West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Gordale Beck flows out of Gordale Scar to join the Aire. ... Typical South Pennines scenery: moors, pylons and a reservoir The South Pennines are a region of moorland and hill country in the North of England. ...


The River Aire passes through northeastern Keighley, dividing the neighbourhood of Stockbridge and running roughly parallel to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. The Worth links up with the Aire in Stockbridge and runs southwestly, dividing eastern Keighley from central and western districts of the town. The Worth is lined with abandoned, semi-derelict industrial sites and tracts of waste ground dating from the period when Keighley thrived as a major textile centre. Gordale Beck flows out of Gordale Scar to join the Aire. ... The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in the north of England running from Liverpool, Merseyside to Leeds, West Yorkshire. ...


Parts of Keighley are very prone to flooding and the town was particularly badly hit in 2000. Since then, millions have been spent on strengthening flood defences.


Outlying villages to the south of the town include Oakworth, Cross Roads, Haworth, Stanbury, Oxenhope, Cullingworth and Denholme. The two main settlements to the north are Silsden and Steeton. Oakworth is a small town in the county of West Yorkshire, England, near Keighley, by the River Worth. ... Haworth, Main Street Haworth, Main Street For alternate meanings see Haworth (disambiguation) Haworth is a small village and tourist attraction, in the English county of West Yorkshire, best known for its association with the Brontë sisters. ... Entrance to Main Street, Stanbury Stanbury is a small village in the county of West Yorkshire, England, west of Haworth, close to the Pennine Way, and on the River Worth. ... Oxenhope, West Yorkshire Oxenhope is a village in the metropolitan borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, near Keighley. ... St Johns Church Cullingworth Cullingworth is a medium sized village in West Yorkshire, between Bradford and Haworth. ... Denholme is a small town and civil parish in the Bradford Metropolitan Borough, West Yorkshire, England. ... Silsden is widely regarded as The Pride of The North, situated in West Yorkshire, England. ...


Demography

Census population of the ancient parish/civil parish of Keighley
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population
5,745
6,864
9,223
11,176
13,413
18,259
18,819
24,704
30,395
36,176
Source: Vision of Britain - Keighley AP/CP: Total Population.[4]
Census population of the municipal borough of Keighley
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1939 † 1951 1961 1971
Population
41,564
43,487
41,921
40,441
56,631
56,944
55,845
55,325
Source: Vision of Britain - Keighley MB: Total Population.[5]

The 1939 population is estimated from the National Registration Act figures.[6] The 1941 census did not take place because of the Second World War. The United Kingdom has taken a census of its population every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941 (during the Second World War). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Architecture

Like many other British towns and cities, Keighley was extensively remodelled in the 1960s and lost many historic buildings. However, the town has managed to retain some of its heritage.


East Riddlesden Hall and Cliffe Castle are fine, country houses. There are also a succession of large, gracious town houses along Skipton Road which contrast sharply with the cramped rows of terraces in the streets behind them. Lawkholme is dominated by the Markazi Jamia Masjid ('Central Community Mosque') on Emily Street, which will have an ornamental minaret and two prominent green domes when finished. East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th-century British manor house in Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust. ...


The town's central library is another highlight. It was the first Carnegie Library in England and was opened in 1904 with a grant of £10,000 from Andrew Carnegie. The library has undergone extensive refurbishment due to having fallen into a poor state of repair. These works were completed in August 2007. Many of the town's former mill buildings are still intact, though a lot of these are crumbling due to vandalism and neglect. A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ... Andrew Carnegie (last name pronounced IPA: )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ...


The centre of the town contains both modern buildings (such as Park Lane College Keighley) and fine examples of Victorian commercial architecture, including the long terrace of Cavendish Street with its 200 metre ornamental canopy. There is an award winning bus station which opened in 2002 near the Airedale Shopping Centre. There are several tower blocks in Parkwood Rise, Holycroft and Ingrow. There is also a central multi-storey car park. Traffic congestion is a perennial problem in Keighley.


Local highlights

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

On the outskirts of the town there is Cliffe Hall, also known as Cliffe Castle, and now Keighley Museum.[7] Keighley is also the home base of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage railway that passes through Haworth (part of the Brontë Country, home of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Brontë) and terminates at Oxenhope. At Ingrow there is the Museum of Rail Travel. Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 at Haworth station The Platform, Oxenhope Railway Station, terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (photo by Nigel Homer, 2006) Damems Junction signal box The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a five-mile (eight-km) long heritage railway line in West Yorkshire... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Haworth, Main Street Haworth, Main Street For alternate meanings see Haworth (disambiguation) Haworth is a small village and tourist attraction, in the English county of West Yorkshire, best known for its association with the Brontë sisters. ... The Brontë Country is a name given to an area of pennine hills west of Leeds/Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. ... Anne Brontës grave at Scarborough Anne Brontë (IPA: ) (January 17, 1820 – May 28, 1849) was a British novelist and poet, the youngest of the Brontë literary family. ... Charlotte Brontë (IPA: ) (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) was an English novelist and the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become enduring classics of English literature. ... Emily Jane Brontë (July 30, 1818 – December 19, 1848) was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. ... Oxenhope, West Yorkshire Oxenhope is a village in the metropolitan borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, near Keighley. ... Vintage Carriages Trust is a charity based just north of Ingrow (West} station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire, England. ...


Top Withens and the Brontë Waterfall are within walking distance from a village called Stanbury, a mile and a half from Haworth. Top Withens (SD981353) is a ruined farmhouse near Haworth, West Yorkshire which is said to have been the inspiration for the Earnshaw family house Wuthering Heights in the novel of the same name by Emily Brontë. A plaque affixed to a wall reads: The ruin lies on the Pennine Way... Brontë waterfall The Brontë waterfall is a small waterfall located about a mile south west of Stanbury, near Haworth. ... Entrance to Main Street, Stanbury Stanbury is a small village in the county of West Yorkshire, England, west of Haworth, close to the Pennine Way, and on the River Worth. ...


East Riddlesden Hall is close to Keighley. There is a Morrisons on Worth Way, and a Sainsbury's on Cavendish Street. In September 2006, following a major planning inquiry, permission was granted for a new Asda superstore to be built on Bradford Street. However, the front page headline in the Keighley News on September 21st, 2006 reported that this store would not be completed and open for business until 2009. East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th-century British manor house in Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust. ... For other uses, see Morrison. ... J Sainsbury HQ in Holborn Circus J Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsburys, which is a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the supermarket chain. ...


Local schools are Greenhead High School[8] in Utley, Oakbank School[9] , South Craven School[10] in Cross Hills (North Yorkshire), Parkside Secondary School[11] in Cullingworth and the Holy Family Roman Catholic School[12]. These schools are for pupils aged 11-18. North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county, located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county in that region and also partly in North East England. ... St Johns Church Cullingworth Cullingworth is a medium sized village in West Yorkshire, between Bradford and Haworth. ...


Keighley Cougars RLFC are based at Royd Ings Avenue and play semi-pro rugby league in National League 2. Their ground's traditional name is Lawkholme Lane but has more recently been named 'Cougar Park'. Keighley Cougars are a semi-professional rugby league team from Keighley in West Yorkshire, England. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ...


Keighley is also home to the Timothy Taylor Brewery, the makers of several award-winning ales such as Landlord, Taylor's Best Bitter and Golden Best. Timothy Taylor Brewery started brewing beer in 1858. ...


Keighley has a popular local music scene. There has been various venues in the town, where local bands play shows. Examples of local bands are Random Hand and Eyesore Angels (ESA).


Keighley in film

Keighley was the setting for the film Blow Dry starring Josh Hartnett, Alan Rickman, and Bill Nighy. Blow Dry opens with the announcement that the small town of Keighley will host the year 2000 British Hair Championships. Keighley's mayor (Warren Clarke) is thrilled about the news, but when he announces it to the town's press, they all yawn disapprovingly. (The film was actually shot in Dewsbury.) Blow Dry is a film released in 2001 (the release date in US cinemas was 7 March 2001, the release date in the UK was 30 March 2001 and other countries released the film in a time span between May 2001 and May 2002). ... Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... Warren Clarke (b. ... Dewsbury is a town in the county of West Yorkshire, England, to the west of Wakefield, in the borough of Kirklees. ...


The 2004 documentary Edge of the City, about the City of Bradford social services, and the people and problems they deal with, was partly filmed in Keighley, and concerned sexual abuse of underage white girls by some Asian men. It also focuses on a Muslim social worker trying to rehabilitate a white youth with a long string of criminal convictions.[13] The City of Bradford Metropolitan District is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire with city status. ...


Most of the 2004 film Yasmin was shot in Keighley. Written by Simon Beaufoy and mostly filmed in Lawkholme, it tells the story of a British Muslim woman who has her life disrupted by the impact of the September 11th attacks on America. Mr Beaufoy said the film was originally set in Oldham, Greater Manchester, but "worked its way across the Pennines". Yasmin is a 2004 film about a young Muslim woman in Britain who attempt to secure the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre following the events of the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Simon Beaufoy (born 1967 in England) is a screenwriter. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ...


The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR), running steam trains from Keighley to Haworth and Oxenhope, has been used in several films, including The Railway Children, Yanks, and the film of the Pink Floyd musical The Wall. Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 at Haworth station The Platform, Oxenhope Railway Station, terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (photo by Nigel Homer, 2006) Damems Junction signal box The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a five-mile (eight-km) long heritage railway line in West Yorkshire... Haworth, Main Street Haworth, Main Street For alternate meanings see Haworth (disambiguation) Haworth is a small village and tourist attraction, in the English county of West Yorkshire, best known for its association with the Brontë sisters. ... Oxenhope, West Yorkshire Oxenhope is a village in the metropolitan borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, near Keighley. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ...


Notable people

Other notable people who have lived in Keighley include the Labour politician Denis Healey,[17] former Labour spindoctor Alastair Campbell,[18] television comedy actress Mollie Sugden and the 1970s/1980s pop singer Kiki Dee. Television agony aunt and author Claire Rayner lived in Keighley as an evacuee during the Second World War. Paul Hudson, a local weather forecaster, is a Keighlian. Ricky Wilson, of Leeds five-piece Kaiser Chiefs, is also a native of Keighley.[19] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The Brontë sisters, painted by their brother, Branwell c. ... George Nicholson, (1760–1825), printer, was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. ... Margaret Wintringham (4 August 1879 – 10 March 1955), née Longbottom, was a British Liberal Party politician. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... Trevor Hockey, shown here in a Sheffield United team photo from 1971 Trevor Hockey (born May 1, 1943 in Keighley, Yorkshire – April 2, 1987) was a professional football player. ... Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders or The Citizens) are an English football club based in Bradford, Yorkshire, playing in League Two. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Brainiac: Science Abuse is a television programme showing in the UK on Sky One (and repeated on Sky Mix). ... This article refers to the band. ... Peter Mayhew (born May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England) is an English actor best known for playing the Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the series. ... Tommy Lee (born January 3, 1986 in Keighley) is an English football goalkeeper. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917), is a British Labour politician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mollie Sugden (born Mary Isobel Sugden on 21 July 1922, in Keighley, Yorkshire) is an English comedy actress who found fame as saleswoman Betty Slocombe in the popular British sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972 - 1985). ... Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews on 6 March 1947, in Little Horton near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 40 years. ... Claire Rayner (born Claire Berenice Berk to Jewish parents in London on January 22, 1931) is a British journalist best-known for her role for many years as an agony aunt. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Paul Hudson (born February 27th, 1971) is a weather presenter for BBC North, in the UK. He can be seen on both editions of the regional news programme Look North, from Leeds (serving North, West and South Yorkshire and the north Midlands) and Hull (serving East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the band. ...


A Sharpe connection?

Keighley's Utley cemetery contains the grave of war hero Christopher Ingham, a veteran of the conflict against Napoleon. He was a member of the Duke of Wellington's elite 95th Rifle Regiment and fought in 10 battles against the French in Spain, France and Belgium. These included the Spanish Peninsula War and the Battle of Waterloo, for which he was awarded several medals, including the Peninsula Medal. He died in 1866. Some local historians believe Mr Ingham's heroism may have inspired the author Bernard Cornwell's saga about Major Richard Sharpe, played by Sheffield-born Sean Bean in the TV adaptation.[20] Bernard Cornwell OBE (born February 23, 1944) is a prolific and popular English historical novelist. ... Richard Sharpe may either mean: Richard Sharpe (fictional character) Richard Sharpe (soccer), English football (soccer) player This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film and stage actor. ...


The Joy of Keighley

Bill Bryson in his book Notes from a Small Island jokingly asked why it was that the British Army uses beautiful countryside for munition target practice, rather than a place like Keighley. William Bill McGuire Bryson, OBE, (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American-born author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


In 2003 The Idler magazine set up an online poll to decide which were the 50 worst places to live in Britain. The results were published in the book Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK. Keighley came in at number 40. Keighley's local newspaper, the Keighley News, reported the reaction of Councillor Andrew Mallinson, chairman of Keighley Town Centre Management Group: "On the positive side, it's nice to know that out of all the towns in the country, Keighley has got a mention! But on a serious note, as a group, we take any complaints or concerns seriously and are always striving to improve the town centre's image." The Idler is a bi-yearly British magazine devoted to promoting its ethos of idle living and all that entails. ... Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK[1] and Crap Towns II: The Nation Decides [2] are a series of humorous, but completely unscientific books edited by Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran and published in association with UK Quarterly The Idler. ...


The attitude of most outsiders to Keighley, and, indeed, many of its residents can be summed up by the John Cooper Clarke poem: "I'll tell you now and I'll tell you briefly, I don't never want to go to Keighley." However, many residents do not feel this way about the town and are quite fond of its history, charm, and character. These are also often remarked upon by tourists. Keighley is a keen competitor in the Yorkshire in Bloom Competition, and its enthusiastic, colourful floral displays do much to enhance the town centre during the summer months. At Bedford Rhythm Festival, 2006. ...


Keighley is surrounded by plenty of beautiful scenery, much of which is visible from the centre of the town. Its rather unfair, down-market image is also being countered by the popularity of pleasant, middle class neighbourhoods such as Shann Park, High Spring Gardens, Oakworth, Wheathead, Riddlesden and Thwaites Brow – areas which combine low crime rates, decent housing and stunning views across the town.


Politics

Keighley is represented in the House of Commons by Labour MP Ann Cryer, who has been in office since 1997, when she took over from Conservative MP Gary Waller. Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... (Constance) Ann Cryer JP (born December 14, 1939) is a British politician and the Labour Member of Parliament for Keighley. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Gary Peter Anthony Waller (born 24 June 1945) is a British Conservative politician. ...


Keighley was also at the centre of activities by the British National Party (BNP) in the May 2005 general elections when the party's leader Nick Griffin stood for Parliament. He was defeated by Ann Cryer, who was one of a small number of Labour MPs to report an increased majority. In March 2006, the town's mayoress, Rose Thompson, caused further political shockwaves by announcing she had joined the BNP.[21] The British National Party (BNP) is a white nationalist political party in the United Kingdom. ... Nicholas John Nick Griffin (born 1959) is a British politician. ... BNP may be: British National Party, a British nationalist political party British National Party (1960s), a British political party active in the 1960s Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna, a Sri Lankan political party Balochistan National Party, a political party in Pakistan Bandipur National Park, a national park in India Banff National...


Even more recently, the issue of Keighley being part of Bradford has become a political talking point. In June 2006, the leader of Bradford District Council, Conservative Councillor Kris Hopkins, was quoted in the Craven Herald & Pioneer as suggesting it might be a good idea for Keighley to become an independent authority once again.[22] The City of Bradford Metropolitan District is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire with city status. ...


Keighley has also had a town council since 2002.[3] In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ...


Gang wars

A bloody turf war between two local drug gangs resulted in the murder of four young Asian men from Keighley in a five-and-a-half month period, from September 2001 to February 2002. Those killed in this period were Yasser Hussain Nazir, Yasser Khan, Zaber Hussain and Qadir Ahmed. The last of these four, Qadir, was stabbed and beaten to death near Victoria Park after being ambushed and chased by rival gang members. The killings sparked a major police investigation and a number of men - including criminals from nearby Bradford - were convicted and given long prison sentences.[23]


Town twinning

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References

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  2. ^ Keighley grappling to find Voice for the future. Keighley News, first published 9 April 2001.
  3. ^ a b Town council makes history. Telegraph & Argus, first published 24 May 2002.
  4. ^ Keighley AP/CP: Total Population. Vision of Britain. URL accessed 1 March 2008.
  5. ^ Keighley MB: TotalPopulation. Vision of Britain.URL accessed 1 March 2008.
  6. ^ National Registration Act, 1939. Rootsweb.com. URL accessed 8 June 2007.
  7. ^ keighleyonline. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  8. ^ Greenhead High School. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  9. ^ Oakbank School. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  10. ^ South Craven School. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  11. ^ Parkside Secondary School. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  12. ^ Holy Family Roman Catholic School. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  13. ^ Channel 4
  14. ^ Oxford Online Dictionary of National Biography - George Nicholson
  15. ^ Oxford Online Dictionary of National Biography: Margaret Wintringham
  16. ^ Star Wars giant returns. Telegraph and Argus, first published 2 May 2003.
  17. ^ Denis Healey biography. spartacus.schoolnet. URL accessed 3 February 2008.
  18. ^ Campbell cashes in his chips. Scotland on Sunday, first published 31 August 2003.
  19. ^ Tough at the top. Guardian Unlimited, dated 23 September 2005.
  20. ^ Woman pays tribute to Sharpe hero. Telegraph and Argus, first published 7 November 2003.
  21. ^ BNP Mayoress stripped of position. BBC News, dated 13 March 2006.
  22. ^ South Craven 'could split from Bradford'. Craven Herald & Pioneer, first published 14 July 2006.
  23. ^ "Tit-for-tat gang war plunged into killings", Telegraph & Argus, 2003-06-27. Retrieved on 2008-03-21. 

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