The Greater Elland
Historical Society was founded in 1974 by a group of
like-minded local people.
The aims of the Society are:
To inspire an awareness of our
heritage both locally and nationally and to
encourage a knowledge of history, especially local
to the Greater Elland area
To compile, preserve and maintain a
written and pictorial record of the area and to be
involved with historical research and preservation
by individuals or groups, publishing to members and
others as appropriate
provide an annual
programme to include talks, discussions, walks and
visits both locally and afield
To liaise with similarly interested
Currently the Society
has about 80 members and the cost
of membership for the 2016/17 season is just £8.00 per
The Society is open to all with a genuine
interest in local history. Just come along to any
meeting, taken from the syllabus and make yourself known
to the Secretary on the door.
of the Society is managed by an elected committee of officers
which meets approximately quarterly.
membership meets on the second Wednesday of every month,
throughout the year. Meetings consist of a winter and summer
syllabus, with the winter programme being made up a series of
invited guest speakers, and summer programme a series of visits
and walks to places of local historical interest.
attendances average in excess of 50 members per meeting and
summer visits, approximately 25 members per visit.
General Meeting takes place as part of the October meeting.
there is an annual day trip by coach to a place of interest
further afield, and an annual dinner in March. Both of these
events are charged at cost and are very popular with members.
Winter meetings take place in a pleasant room at
Menís Club, South Lane, Elland
begin at 7.15 p.m. and usually end by 9.00 p.m.