Earby & District Local History Society



Facebook Page

The History Society now has it's own Facebook page where you will find many images from our archive.

The Society has a large archive of local material including books, newspaper transcripts documents and photographs which are available for research purposes by arrangement.


To download an index to the Society's full Archive (updated December 2015)

click here


If you would like to look through our archives please contact us to arrange an appointment by emailling:




If you are looking for a specific image or article please send us the details and we will be in touch to let you know if we can help you.


To access our online archive use the link buttons above.

Earby and District Local History Society was founded in 1995, by six local history enthusiasts. The society has now grown to over 100 members.


Monthly Meetings



3rd Tuesday of the month


New Road Community Centre,

New Road, Earby

unless otherwise announced




£1 members | £1.50 non members


Members: Free

Non Members: £2.50

Get the latest copy of our quarterly newsletter to catch up on news and events from the Earby and District Local History Society.


Members receive their quarterly copy of Earby Chronicles by post.  


If you haven't received your copy please contact us on:




If you aren't a member of The Earby and District Local History Society but wish to receive a copy please send £2.50 and a self addressed A4 envelope to:


The Treasurer

Earby and District Local History Society

Lower Burnt Hill Farm

Skipton Old Road

COLNE, Lancashire


Our aims are to raise awareness and interest in the history of the Ancient Parish of Thornton-in-Craven, of which Earby was a part.  We aim to facilitate research into the heritage of Earby and District, including Thornton-in-Craven, Kelbrook, Sough, Hague, Harden and Salterforth.

If you wish to join us, and help preserve our heritage for future generations, please visit our membership page for further details or explore our site to learn more…

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Stephanie Carter's latest book entitled:

'Methodists in Earby, Kelbrook and Salterforth'




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Steven Marshall's book entitled:

'Our Finest Crop'

Now available

Join us at our monthly meetings for an update of society news, future events, become a member and listen to talks on a historical subject usually with local interest.


Full details of our talks can be found in our events page or by clicking here


We are also active in local projects including the transcription of Parish Registers, recording historic buildings and heritage preservation.

See back issues of the Earby Chronicles by clicking here

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