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.

 

What's New

Wednesday 10 and 17 July 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.

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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