Service Timeline

  • 1911 - Special Needs Grants Introduced
  • 1920 - Annual Outings Introduced
  • 1927 - Christmas Gifts Introduced
  • 1936 - Barnoldswick Centre Introduced
  • 1936 - Keighley Centre Introduced
  • 1936 - Skipton Centre Introduced
  • 1937 - Bingley Centre Introduced
  • 1951 - Keighley Home for the Blind Introduced
  • 1960 - Bingley Home for the Blind Introduced
  • 1969 - 31, Scott Street, Keighley Acquired
  • 1972 - Social Centre and Office, 31 Scott Street, Keighley Introduced
  • 1972 - 3, Albert Street, Keighley Acquired
  • 1973 - 33, Scott Street, Keighley Acquired
  • 1975 - Rented Flats at 33, Scott Street and 3, Albert Street, Keighley Introduced
  • 1984 - Cross Hills Centre Introduced
  • 1988 - 1, Albert Street, Keighley Acquired
  • 1988 - Social Centre Hire Introduced
  • 1990 - Bungalow, 3, Sunhurst Close, Oakworth Acquired
  • 1990 - Rented Bungalow, 3, Sunhurst Close, Oakworth Introduced
  • 1990 - Annual Holiday to Fleetwood Introduced
  • 1991 - Keighley Home for the Blind Withdrawn
  • 1991 - Rented Flats and Office, 1, Albert Street, Keighley Introduced
  • 1992 - Newsletter Introduced
  • 1992 - Silsden Centre Introduced
  • 1994 - Bingley Home for the Blind Withdrawn 
  • 1995 - Arts and Craft Group Introduced
  • 1995 - Christmas Gifts Withdrawn
  • 1995 - Benefit Form Completion Service Introduced
  • 1995 - Sight Supporters Appeal Introduced
  • 1997 - Daily Living Shop Introduced
  • 1998 - Computer Support and Learning Introduced
  • 2000 - Mary Arnold Volunteers Award Introduced
  • 2002 - UK On-Line Centre Introduced
  • 2003 - Annual Outings Withdrawn
  • 2003 - Annual Holiday to Fleetwood Withdrawn
  • 2005 - Legacy Left by the Late Mrs Lena Anderton
  • 2006 - Large Print and Braille Transcription Service Introduced
  • 2007 - Social Centre Renamed Lena Anderton Meeting Room
  • 2007 - Edith White Achievement Award Introduced
  • 2007 - Barnoldswick Centre Withdrawn
  • 2010 - Digital Audio Book Library and Audio Transcription Service Introduced
  • 2011 - Braille Learning Introduced
  • 2012 - Arts and Craft Group Withdrawn
  • 2013 - Mobile Technology Demonstration Service Introduced
  • 2013 - Cross Hills Centre Withdrawn
  • 2015 - Rented Bungalow 3, Sunhurst Close, Oakworth Withdrawn
  • 2016 - Skipton Social Centre (Skipton Blind Club) Withdrawn

What's New

Wednesday 10 and 17 July from 10am to 3.30pm, 31 Scott Street, Keighley

Our living with sight loss courses gives people the opportunity to meet and chat with other people living with sight loss in a relaxed, informal environment. Our volunteer speakers, who are people living with sight loss, tell their stories and answer questions.

To mark our 110th Anniversary a new tactile map was unveiled at a special event held on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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