Timeline 1961 - 1966

1961

Bingley Home for the Blind opened for 16 men only. There were 28 ladies in the Keighley Home for the Blind after an extension costing £6,500.

1963

Registered as a Charity under the 1960 Charities Act.

1966

£20,000 appeal launched by the Chairman, Mr Frank Shackleton, to develop the premises on Scott Street of the Social Centre Offices and flat from McVanns Funeral Service. Interestingly, a previous use of our Social Centre at 31 Scott Street was a Funeral Parlour, Joseph McVann, Funeral Directors. At the time, McVanns was the only Catholic Funeral Directors and a notable feature of the Business was a coffin mounted on an external wall as a talking point.

The appeal was launched from the Mayor's Parlour and Willfred Pickles broadcast an appeal for funds on the radio.

 

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