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Keighley is situated in the Aire valley, in West Yorkshire. It is a medium sized town with a population of about 70,000. The name Keighley is pronounced Keeff-lee.

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The town has a history dating back to the 9th century and was mentioned in the Doomsday book as Chicehlai - the field belonging to Chyya. In the 18th and 19th century the town prospered with the woollen and industry, although today this has virtually gone. It now has a wide range of industries. Some of which are in the old woollen/textile mills which have been divided into units.

Keighley has an excellent shopping centre, The Airedale Centre and there is also Keighley Market.

The bus station is next to the Airedale Centre. 

For Sport Keighley is best known for its rugby league team The Keighley Cougars they play at Cougar Park. The town has a wide range of sporting facilities for football, cricket and most other popular sports. With many amateur leagues in the area.

Keighley also has a lot to offer tourists probably the most well known is The Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway (website) made famous by the film "The Railway Children" made in the 70s. It has featured in many adverts and films.


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