Member’s Meeting-Wednesday 9th February 2022

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Members Meeting – 12 January 2022

David Allen was due to speak to the Society at the January meeting but, due to a fall, was unable to attend.  The Society wishes him a full and speedy recovery and hope to see him sometime in the future.

Mr Phillip Wilkinson agreed to stand in at the last minute. Phillip gave a talk on Roman History titled “Tales of Adultery, Power and Military Might”.

The talk touched on the many different legions in Britain and around Europe, the  high levels of training undertaken by the soldiers and the high standard of the equipment and weapons they had available to them. He also detailed the number of high quality, straight, roads for which they became famous. He also provided members with details of his visit to Hadrian’s Wall and the building of the wall by the Romans.

This short and informative talk was enjoyed by the members.

The Society would like to thank Phillip for standing in at such short notice.

 

SYLLABUS 2022

12th January

Mr Phillip Wilkinson

A talk on Roman History titled “Tales of Adultery, Power and Military Might”.

9th February

Elland Now & Then

A Tribute to Brian Hargreaves

9th March

Mr David Glover

The Wittiest Vicar in Halifax

13th April

Denise Adlard

A semi humorous look at OCD

11th May

TBC

8th June

Vincent Dorrington

Old Lindley

NEWS UPDATE – Nov/Dec 2021

The Greater Elland Historical Society would like to thank Mr David Glanfield for his continued support of the Society.

The articles he puts in the Go Local magazine are not only informative but have introduced our activities to many people. A number of new members have attended our monthly talks or visited the history room this year because they have read his articles and seen the information about GEHS.

The Society would like also like to thank Mrs Julie Blakeley and Mrs Doreen Rothwell who kindly represented the Society at the Remembrance Day Service and laid a wreath at the Elland War Memorial.

Our next monthly meeting will be on 8 December 2021. This will be our Christmas Meeting. The speaker will be our very own Andrew Gilmour and the theme of his talk will be on “A Christmas Carol”. There will also be our annual Brian Hargreaves free raffle and refreshments.

The History Room’s will be open on Thursday 16th December but will then close for Christmas  and re-open on Tuesday 11th January 2022.

The first meeting of 2022 will be on Wednesday 12th January at the Elland W.M.C. when the speaker will be David Allen – “The Essence of a Georgian Gentleman’”

COOPER KITCHEN & BAR (2 Dec 2021)

A group of twenty-five members from the Greater Elland Historical Society had wonderful time when they visited Cooper Kitchen & Bar last week. Brett Rhodes and his team have transformed the property and made it into a smart and inviting venue with a strong link to Elland’s past.

The party was served with refreshments in the newly decorated function room and listened to an informative talk by Brett on this project. An original Moorgate Penny Farthing designed and crafted by Cooper Kitchen in the 1880’s hangs from the bar wall. Some of Elland’s most famous landmarks are being drawn along corridor walls, local artefacts and photographs all add style to the building.

We would like to pass on our thanks to everyone at Cooper Kitchen & Bar for their hospitality and wish them well in this new venture.

Special thanks go Rose Allinson from the GEHS who organised this local event and ensured everyone had a splendid time.

Open daily at 12 noon this is well worth a visit

Please click on the gallery tab for more pictures.

News update…

Our next monthly meeting will be on 8 December 2021. This will be our Christmas Meeting. The speaker will be our very own Andrew Gilmour and the theme of his talk will be on “A Christmas Carol”. There will also be our annual Brian Hargreaves free raffle and refreshments.

As well as a monthly meeting in December, Rose has organised a tour of Cooper Kitchen and Bar prior to its grand opening. It has an original cycle made by kitchen, local bricks and artwork of local features. This winter outing will take place on 2nd December 2021.

Members Meeting 13th October 2021

The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk from the Society’s President Janice Nichols on her involvement within the Greater Elland Historical Society and the various rolls she has undertaken over the last 40 years.

There will also be a display of old photographs and various artefacts for members and guests to view.

The GEHS has been able to restart due to the efforts of its volunteers.

Can you help the committee? 

If the answer is yes, then please speak to any member of the committee.

A warm welcome will be given to all members both old and new.

Our meetings are held at the Elland Working Men’s Club, South Lane, Elland at 7.15 pm

8 August 2021

WELCOME BACK

It has been sometime since our last meeting.  Hopefully you are all well and have managed to keep yourselves out of harm’s way.

You will be pleased to hear that your Committee has been working tirelessly over the last few months to get everything in place  to enable our monthly meetings to recommence  –  and we’ve done it! 

Our monthly meetings will start again on Wednesday 8th September 2021 at the Elland Working Men’s Club, South Lane, Elland at 7.15 pm.

Our first speaker of the 2021/22 Winter session will be Mr James Lyte on The Story of Abide with Me by Henry Francis Lyte.  

We look forward to welcoming old and new members to our meeting in September.

Everyone who is attending any meetings needs to be mindful of others. If you are feeling unwell it would be preferable if you remain at home.

Let’s all stay safe and look after each other.

See you in September.

The Committee