Shipley History Society

An active group within the Parish who meet for walks and talks throughout the year. If you have an interest in local and regional history and want to discuss your passion with like-minded individuals then click here for their news bulletin and forthcoming events. 

For anyone interested in military history, the Shipley Parish Roll Of Honour can be viewed here as well as in our beautiful church. 

A 10-year review is listed here

Programme for 2020

Please find here the latest programme.

Shipley Memoirs

Please find here some local Shipley memoirs and here for the most recently added.

Shipley School Research

A couple of our committee members have been transcribing the old Shipley School log books.


  • 1872 to 1905 logs are attached here
  • 1927 to 1944 logs are attached here


Letters Home

In the Parish Magazine at the end of 1914 the Vicar of Shipley, The Reverend A.C.
Baker, invited relatives of those serving their country to submit extracts from letters
home for publication. Just two were published. 

Setting up the Shipley Roll of Honour and War Memorial Tablet 1914 - 1918

The Vicar of Shipley, The Reverend Baker, wrote in the October 1914 edition of the
Shipley Parish magazine. See here for details.

Shipley 1916

1915 ended in sombre mood. The Vicar, the Reverend Baker wrote in December “At the commencement of the War the opposing armies marched out under the new excitement of war, full of strength and confidence. There were, as yet, no devastated homes and no long lists of casualties – it was purely a test of arms and valour; but now it is more a contest of endurance”. Up to this time Shipley had lost two men but 1916 was to call for even more endurance from parishioners. More details here

Shipley School Log Book for Boys’ 1905 – 1917

An analysis of key issues affecting the school. More details here.

Shipley History Society Committee

Chairman Derek Larcombe 01403 740048
Vice Chaiman Claire Searle  
Secretary Jean Wright 01403 741986
Treasurer/ Membership Ray Wright  
Meetings Secretaries

Lucy West, Sue Horner

Director Of Research Sue Horner  
Technical Support Ian Miles  
Publicity Gina Larcombe