Timeline 1919 - 1924


Number of blind was 50 including one soldier blinded in 'The Great War'. Appeal for funds launched to buy the premises at 13 & 15 Scott Street and 4 Spencer Street. £1,000 required plus £500 to develop the work.

Appeal signed by: -

  • Mayor of Keighley
  • Chairman of Keighley R.D.C.
  • Skipton U.D.C.
  • Haworth U.D.C. (T.Duerdon)
  • Silsden U.D.C.

Resident was Alice Clough of Haincliffe.

The house on Spencer Street was let and Herbert Smith a blind man became caretaker at Scott Street.

On November the 20th the title of the Town Mission was changed to Keighley and District Institution for the Blind.


February 28th, The Keighley and District Institution for the Blind was registered under the Blind Persons Act 1920 by the Ministry of Health.

November 20th The Institution was established with the Department of Health.


112 Blind people registered with the Association.



What's New

Wednesday 12 and 19 August 2020 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.

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