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 2017-2018




11 September 2017 The history of Lund Humphrey Graham Hall
9 October 2017 My ten years working in Saudi Arabia Mick Couzens
13 November 2017

King George V & Queen Mary’s visit

to the West Riding in 1912
Christine Leveridge
11 December 2017 The Police Stations of Bradford Chris Binns
8 January 2018

A place of beauty & of history:

Bradford Cathedral
Stella Carpenter
12 February 2018 The battle of Marston Moor Dr Peter Palmer
12 March 2018 Yorkshire dialect & humour Eric Scaife
9 April 2018 How we used to live Chris Helme
14 May 2018 Wayside Heritage David Garside
11 June 2018 Visiting WWI graves & cemeteries Jackie Depelle
9 July 2018 to be arranged