Timeline 1948 - 1955


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


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).


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


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.


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


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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