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The Men of Worth Project
Last updated: 15/04/2014
haworth village
21, Providence Crescent, Oakworth
Contact: Andy Wade

Tel. 01535 213193
Email: andy@menofworth.org.uk

About The Men of Worth Project
This is a historical project which aims to create a searchable database of all the men and women from Keighley and the Worth Valley who served in the two world wars. This database will include everything from census information to RN/Army/RAF/Civil defence records and photographs of the men and women.

Men of Worth website: www.menofworth.org.uk

We're always very interested in information and enquiries from people who are researching either men and women from their own family, or for larger projects such as researching all the names on Keighley, Worth Valley or other local war memorials. Please feel free to contact us on any related matters.

The Men of Worth website is regularly updated with new information as and when it comes to us. Check the 'Recent Pages' link on our website for more information.

We have over 2200 pictures of local men from the World War One period, taken from the 'Keighley News Great War Scrapbook' which was found on a shelf in a Keighley news storeroom three years ago and donated to Keighley and District Local History Society for investigation and archiving. The pictures originated from Keighley News editions from 1914 to 1917. Eventually these will all be accessible from our website but the uploading of so many images will take a long time. If you can't wait that long (and why should you?) please contact us with a name and we will check through the lists for you.

In late 2009 I applied to English Heritage for protection of three WW2 pillboxes that originally guarded the 'Steeton Dump' the Royal Ordnance Factory. They were under threat of demolition because a large 230 house development was planned for the fields they were located in. After a couple of months waiting, English Heritage wrote to me to let me know I had been successful and that the three pillboxes had been given Grade Two listed status which mean that Skipton Properties had to cancel their planned demolition. The documents were signed on 16th December 2009 by Nick Bridgland of English Heritage, as the representative of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Along with Keighley and District Local History Society we plan to conserve these features for our future generations.

Whats On
At the moment we're looking into having several memorials taken out of storage from Cliffe Castle Museum and into a permanent display because we feel that war memorials should not be kept in storage for anything other than a very short period, for say building refurbishment. Some of our local war memorials have been in storage for many years and have not seen the light of day since entering storage.

We attended the 'Riddlesden War Memorial Institute' 90th anniversary event in February 2010 with a display of their local men. We'd be happy to do the same for any other local areas as long as we have a bit of notice, and would be pleased to work with any local researchers to help set up a display about your local men and women who served.

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