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

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News update…


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.


Local Ward Forum Grant

Thank You for the Local Ward Forum Grant which helped the Society hugely in relaunching after covid restrictions. The money helped pay for our monthly speakers, hire of the Concert Room at Elland WMC and annual fee for the History Room at Elland Library.


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.


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.