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  • 1991 - Keighley Home for the Blind Withdrawn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  • 1994 - Bingley Home for the Blind Withdrawn 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  • 1995 - Christmas Gifts Withdrawn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  • 2003 - Annual Outings Withdrawn
  • 2003 - Annual Holiday to Fleetwood Withdrawn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  • 2007 - Barnoldswick Centre Withdrawn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  • 2012 - Arts and Craft Group Withdrawn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  • 2013 - Cross Hills Centre Withdrawn
  • 2015 - Rented Bungalow 3, Sunhurst Close, Oakworth Withdrawn
  • 2016 - Skipton Social Centre (Skipton Blind Club) Withdrawn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

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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