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July 2014

Talk – “Grow with Joe”

July 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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£4

Aireborough Civic Society have arranged for Joe Maiden (some of you like me might listen to him on Sunday mornings on Radio Leeds) to host a "Grow with Joe" session. Date:     Thursday 24 July Time:    7:30 pm Venue:   Rawdon Community Library Admission:  ACS members £2.00                  Non-members £4.00                  Pay on the door Joe is both informative and entertaining.  There will also be a raffle and Joe provides the prizes free. Those of you wishing to join ACS…

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November 2016

Talk – Using Find My Past and the British Newspaper Archive for Family and Local History

November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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£4

Join us at 7pm on 14th November 2016 at Rawdon Community Library for a talk by Family & Local Historian Jackie Depelle.

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Talk – The Battle of the Somme

November 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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7:30 pm,  Thursday 24 November 2016 at Rawdon Community Library (Rawdon Crossroads) Author, Local Historian &  1st World War Specialist   JOHN DAVIES Will be giving an illustrated talk on: "The Battle of the Somme" In commemoration of its 100th Anniversary 1915 - Army Recruitment. View of Westfield Mills from Kirk Lane, Yeadon (now Homebase store in building on far left) Territorials at Guiseley Station waiting to leave for the Front The Battlefield Last year John Davies gave Civic Society…

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May 2018

Talk -Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration Of His Life

May 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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£4

Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration Of His Life & Wonderful Craftsmanship on the 300th Anniversary of his birth in Otley:   with Ruth Martin Ruth’s illustrated talk explains why Chippendale was so important in the history of design. We will also hear about his life and how his business suffered from the aristocracy’s reluctance to pay their bills on time. The talk is an excellent introduction to the current exhibition at Leeds City Museum and to his work for our local stately…

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Talk – VERONICA BIRD OBE, former Governor of Armley Jail

May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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£4

Will talk about her 35 years behind bars with some of Britain’s most NOTORIOUS PRISONERS

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July 2018

Talk – The Yorkshire Wolds – An Undiscovered Region

July 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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Colin Speakman and his wife Fleur talk about their latest book on the Yorkshire Wolds and give some fascinating cameos about some key Wolds people and the area in an interesting and informative presentation. (Book available on the night at discounted price.)

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September 2018

Talk – Nostalgia

September 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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Keith Barber looks back and recalls some interesting events, objects and people from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. This is a very humorous, enjoyable and nostalgic, illustrated reminiscence.  Highly recommended -   expect to participate.

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November 2018

Meeting & Talk – AGM plus Guest Speaker, Local historian, John Davies

November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park Rawdon
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6DD United Kingdom
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Annual General Meeting plus Guest Speaker,  Local historian and author, John Davies, gives a fascinating presentation on “The End of the Great War and its Aftermath”. Membership is £10 per annum by payment at any Meeting.  Members of ACS  are entitled to free admission to ALL talks.   Admission for non-members £4 for talks, community meetings are free.

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