LOCAL historians are asking people to share their memories and stories of the Ilkley Gazette at an online meeting on Saturday.

The invitation is being made by Ilkley Local History Hub, which is part of Ilkley Civic Society.

A spokeswoman said: "At the start of May 1861 John Shuttleworth started to produce a weekly Ilkley Gazette newspaper. His family continued to work from their shop Gothic House on Brook Street until 1920. From 1868/9 the Ilkley Gazette was published every week. John and one of his sons Ernest were photographers documenting the changes in Ilkley from the 1860s.

"Do you have memories and stories of the Ilkley Gazette?

"Discover more about John Shuttleworth and share information on an Ilkley Local History Hub zoom meeting on Saturday, April 24 at 2.50pm for 3 pm.

"For the meeting link, contact localhistory@civicsociety.ilkley.org."