As part of our research we have looked into the Keighley and District War Memorials. Of 56 war memorials for the town, 15 are in storage and 8 are categorised as lost. We will add details of these memorials as and when we have completed our research into them.

Conservation work carried out on Keighley War Memorial

Keighley - South African War (Boer War) memorial plaque

Parish of Morton Roll of Honour

Morton Memorial Institute

St Andrews Church Great War memorial

St Anne's Church war memorial, Keighley

St Barnabas Church roll of honour, Thwaites Brow, Keighley

St John's Church roll of honour, Ingrow, Keighley

St. Paul's Church war memorial, Keighley

St. Peter's Church war memorial, Keighley

Steeton and Eastburn war memorial

Cross Roads Primitive Methodist Sunday School roll of honour

We recreated this memorial from scratch after the original had disintegrated and the photos had been placed into an archive box. The staff at Keighley library discovered them and several local people gave their time to make a new framed memorial which was installed in Cross Roads Park memorial building, alongside the main Lees, Bocking and Cross Roads War Memorial.

Haworth - Grand United Order Of Oddfellows
We assisted in the transfer of this roll of honour from the Oddfellows, into the care of Wyedean Weaving, a local textile manufacturer who make military accoutrements and have many military connections and customers. They are based in Haworth and are the perfect people to take care of this unique local roll of honour. After extensive conservation work funded by Wyedean along with a grant from the War Memorials Trust, the roll of honour was unveiled with pride of place in their boardroom, in November 2018.

Photo taken sortly after the unveiling ceremony of the memorial, with all those who played a part in the rescue of this important memorial.

Haworth Public Prize Band

Memorials held in storage by Cliffe Castle Museum:

Albert Street Baptist Church
Devonshire Street Congregational Church
Exley Head Methodist Church
Fell Lane Wesleyan Sunday School
Keighley Sunday Circle
Keighley Union Workhouse
Lund Park Wesleyan Chapel
Marlborough Street Congregational Mission
St. James' Church (not found on a visit to Cliffe Castle Museum storage - search pending).
Sun St. Methodist Church WW1
Sun St. Methodist Church WW2
Temple Street Methodist Church Memorial windows - (On permanent display in Cliffe Castle)
Temple Street Methodist Church Board - (On permanent display in Cliffe Castle)
Victoria Park Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Worth Methodist Chapel

Memorials held in storage by The Men of Worth Project:

St. Peter's Church Roll of Honour (for link and details, see above)

Memorials believed to have been lost:

Ancient Order of Foresters
Holy Trinity Church
Ingrow and Hermit Hole Conservative Club
Keighley Albion Cycling Club
(This memorial may still exist)
Keighley Cooperative Society
Knowle Park Congregational Church
Lund Park Wesleyan Chapel Window
Men of George Hattersley and Sons Ltd
Pilot Officer C. M. Handley R.A.F.
Prudential Assurance Company

The list of lost war memorials from the Imperial War Museum's records, was originally 11 in number, but we identified the DEVONSHIRE STREET Memorial from it's description as being one already in storage with Cliffe Castle Museum.

We also rescued the TEMPLE STREET memorial board, which had been left out on a Keighley street by unknown persons in 2015. We later donated it to Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, where they already held the stained glass windows from this chapel on display.

The other 'lost' Keighley memorial that was recently found, was INGROW COUNCIL SCHOOL WW1

The Ingrow Council School War Memorial Board

The Ingrow Council School War Memorial Board

and was discovered by a staff member in a storage room in Ingrow Primary School in 2014, and now occupies a prominent place within the school building. The staff very kindly brought this memorial along to show at the 2016 Keighley Armed Forces Day event:

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  1. keighley albion cycling club memorial picture still survives,have seen it in a auction.

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