To commemorate the start of World War Two, Kirkheaton History Group are planning to organise an exhibition at the Kirkheaton Community Centre.  This will commence on Monday 2nd September and run for two weeks.

The theme of the exhibition is “Life in Kirkheaton during World War Two.”

Have you any stories or information on what life was like?


What were the main shortages and what was used as a substitute?

Experience of “Dig for Britain” by growing your own food.

Have you any WW2 recipes.

Civil Defence

Where were the air raid shelters?

Volunteer Fire Wardens.

Location of Searchlights and Anti-Aircraft Guns on Dalton Bank.

12 December 1940, when a bomb – reported to be a V-1 ‘doodlebug’ – damaged homes in Grange Moor.

Any help would be great.

Contact Colin