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libraryKeighley Library has a packed programme to celebrate the area's heritage on Saturday, 15 September.

The event will feature live music, displays by local history groups, local societies and guest speakers.

This year the Local Studies Library will host a new exhibition about Keighley's vibrant music scene during the 1970s.  It has been created from the archives and by local people who have contributed their own photos and memorabilia, with many items shown for the first time.

The musical performances on the day will appeal to young and old alike.  Appearing in the afternoon will be local band Howlin' Johnny and the Devil's Rejects.  Compering the event will be Malcolm Hanson, former keyboard player and vocalist with 1970s local band Enid.  Billy Barton, who started his career in the 1970s with band Dreamwatcher, will also speak.

For the very young the regular Rhyme Time session will start at 11am.

There will also be the opportunity to meet representatives of many local groups and societies.  Keighley Local History Society, Keighley Family History Society and Men of Worth project will be amongst the groups exhibiting.

Guest speakers are Robin Longbottom, local historian and author of 'Riding the Boundary of the Old Township of Sutton-in-Craven' and Malcolm Hanson who will give his well-acclaimed talk about local heroes of the Civil War.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said:  "This is a great way to celebrate our local heritage, community and history.  People can get involved and enjoy the culture of our district all under one roof."

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