Timeline 1988 - 1998


Bought former hairdressers premises in Albert Street for conversion to ground floor office and two flats.


In May the annual holiday to Halifax Society Holiday Home at Fleetwood commenced.


In January the office moved from 31 Scott Street to 1 Albert Street. March saw the closure of Keighley Home for the Blind due to a change in social policy and funding.


September saw the formation of the Silsden Social Centre. The Association large print quarterly newsletter ‘Insight' was introduced.


In November the Bingley Home was sold with the residents remaining in the Home.


In August a planning sub-committee of Blind Committee members was set up to form the first stage consultation process with 114 members on their needs and what services the Association could best provide to meet those needs.

"Which Way Forward"

  1. Vision Resource Centre
  2. Craft Classes
  3. Volunteer Visiting or Befriending Scheme.


In April the Association left the RNIB Partnership in Fundraising Agreement to form a fundraising Sub Committee.

In September a benefits information service started in collaboration with the RNIB and the "In Touch with Art" Classes started.


In April the committee gave approval to proceed with the Vision Resource Centre.


Association 90th Anniversary year. In June the Vision Resource Centre opened.


In June the computer studies classes started.


What's New

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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