Wibsey Local History Group::
|WLHG usually meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, excluding August, at The Conservative Club, North Road, Wibsey, Bradford, (opposite Wibsey library).
Meetings start at 2.00pm and finish about 3.45pm. £2 per session. There is no membership fee; simply come to a meeting.
Wibsey Local History Group 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. Wibsey merged with the great industrial city of Bradford in 1899, and is now a popular residential area, whilst still retaining many local businesses, trades and activities.
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.
We have mounted or participated in some seven or eight local or city based exhibitions, where we have received much interest in our displays and literature. We have given items displayed in the library, and we have donated towards appropriate projects in a number of local schools.
In 2003 our first publication, Four Walks In & Around Wibsey, proved very popular and is still in print (£2). Calendars produced in 2005/6/7 were also successful.
Since autumn 2006 Wibsey Miscellany (A5x56 pages) has been published annually, and has been well received by readers (as far afield as the Antipodes).