New book recalls life in Ilkley in 1940s and 50s


Diana Crawshaw has released a book featuring stories of life growing up in Ilkley in the post-war era.


Made in Ilkley, which is available from The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley as well as a Kindle e-book version, features stories of mischief nights and bonfire nights, Christmas at Broadbents, riding school and Sunday school and lamp-lit skating on Ilkley tarn.


Diana also recalls the arrival of Rock 'n' Roll in Ilkley in the 1950s and an encounter with Cliff Richard at the town's swimming pool.


You can listen to Diana's chat with Rombalds Radio here.


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