The Airedale Coin Collection is a fantastic collection of coins dating back to 871AD. Featuring coins from the reigns of all but two monarchs since Alfred the Great it is packed with rare coins.
The collection will be on show at East Riddlesden Hall for one day only – Saturday 19th May 2012.
Normal admission fees to the Hall apply. There is no extra charge to see the Coin Collection. Door open at 10.30am and the last admission is at 4pm.
On Sunday 22nd April a number of local museums are offering local residents free entry. The “Go Local” Day opens the doors of the following museums, free of charge:
- Ingrow Loco
- Museum of Rail Travel
- The Police Museum
- East Riddlesden Hall
- Keighley Bus Museum
- Campus Star Centre
- Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
- Bronte Parsonage Museum
Free bus travel is available between the attractions, on Heritage Bus 22. A timetable for the heritage Bus service can be downloaded from the Keighley Bus Museum website (pdf format).
To gain free entry to these museums on 22nd April, simply take proof of residency in BD20, 21 or 22 with you.
On April 11th at 7.30 Patricia Atkinson will be talking at Keighley Library about The Murgatroyd’s of East Riddlesden Hall.
East Riddlesden Hall was built in 1642 by James Murgatroyd, a wealthy clothier from Halifax. This talk explores the History of the hall and the family who lived there.
As usual entry to the speaker meeting is via the Albert Street entrance to the Library. The door will be open from 7pm to allow early entry.
Entry is £1 for members and £2 for non-members.
Drinks and light refreshments are available.
A selection of books relating to Local History are available for sale through the society at our speaker meetings. Please ask any member of the Committee for further details.