Timeline 1948 - 1955

1948

Registered under the War Charities Act 1940 and National Assistance Act 1984.

1949

Total of blind people cared for was 367.

Officers were: -

  • President Miss A Scatterty
  • Chairman Mr Norman Walls
  • Treasurer Miss Dixon (named as Treasurer in the 1919 appeal and carried on until she resigned in 1952. She remained the Committee and died in 1972 after 61 years service).

1950

List of donations include many names now part of Keighley's history.

  • Prince Smith's Social Club
  • Keighley friendly Society Gala
  • Keighley Conversazione Committee
  • Bowcock (or Boocock's) Charity
  • West Riding County Council Grant for Sunday Cinemas
  • Anonymous - one shilling

1951

Keighley home for the Blind opened with 9 ladies in residence. Mention of Mr. John Smallwood and Honorary Survey work. Special donations include £10.10.Od. From Sir Bracewell Smith. Every donation was listed under the name of a collector with a total for that collector. This method of recording donations continued until 1972.

1955

Committee accepted its strangest ever gift - a grave in Keighley Cemetery.

 

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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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