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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’”


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