News update…


The GEHS History Room at the Elland Library will be closed throughout August.  Our volunteers are ready for a well deserved rest.   However, subject to the library being open, if you have any urgent requests then I am sure that one of our team would be able to attend with you at an agreed time.

GEHS -Annual Dinner

After a 2 year (Covid-lockdown) break, our Annual Dinner was held on Wednesday 16th March 2022 at The Sportsmans Inn, Greetland.   38 members and friends attended.

 Entertainment on the night was provided by Mr John Wilson, with an impromptu performance of an old Irish ballad called “Passing By” by Mr Steve Greenwood.

A raffle of the floral table decorations, beautifully made and donated by Mrs Brenda Astin, raised a total of £113.00 for the Forget Me Not Trust.    

The evening was very much enjoyed by everyone. 

Thanks must be expressed to Mrs Jean Greenwood who organized the event.

Please visit the Gallery page of the website to view photographs of the event.


We are looking for members who are willing to join the committee and help with the running of the Society.

Can you spare a few hours a month to assist in the running of the society?

If you feel you can assist, then please have a word with a member of the committee at the next meeting or send us an e-mail via the contact us page on this website.

Members Meeting Wednesday 11th May 2022

Our next member’s meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th May 2022.

Speaker:          Mr Rob Hamilton

                        The Lady Globetrotter – Lizzie Humphries

Time:               7.15 pm

Location:         Elland Working Mens Club We look forward to seeing you there



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.