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History Room at Elland Library

Our History Room at the Library will be closing for the Christmas Period. Our last day this year will be on Thursday 14th December 2023. We will re-open again on Tuesday 9th January 2024.

Any messages received via the “Contact Us” page on this website, will always be forwarded to a member of the History Room team.


Can anyone help with artefacts for our History Room at Elland Library?

We are looking for items with relevance to the history of Elland, be it Industry, transport, religion, entertainment or local governance, anything that you think is of historical value.

At the moment we are limited by space, so smaller items are of most interest. However, do let us know of anything you have which may be suitable in the future.

The History Room is open for visitors on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Alternatively, if you would like one of our History Room volunteers to contact you to discuss your items first, then please send us a message via the “Contact Us” page on this website.


The Readyhough Room at Elland Library is open on the following days:

Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm. 

Everyone is welcome to come and explore or examine the fascinating photographs and artefacts of old Elland and district.

The history room has been named after our own Neville Readyhough.   Neville was a valued member of the Greater Elland Historical Society and valuable committee member.  Neville lived and worked in Elland and his knowledge of the area was second to none.  Ask a question and you could rely on Neville knowing the answer.