AIREBOROUGH Civic Society's next talk - The History of Transport in Aireborough with Bill Jagger - will take place on Tuesday, June 25 (7.30pm) at Rawdon Community Library.

Clive Woods, Chair of Aireborough Civic Society said: "Join Bill Jagger as he takes us on a journey from the earliest transport in Aireborough to the present day. The talk will give an insight into how transport has changed over the past hundreds of years and how the infrastructure we have today came about many years ago.

Rawdon Crossroads in the 1950s Rawdon Crossroads in the 1950s (Image: submitted)

"Aireborough has benefitted from packhorse routes, canals, turnpikes, railways and most recently the airport. Horses, stagecoaches, buses, bicycles, the motor car and aeroplanes have all affected the lives of Aireborough residents.

"When did trams first come to Yeadon & Guiseley?; When were tolls on the A65 (Leeds to Ilkley Turnpike) abolished?; Were there pack horse routes in Aireborough? Find out more at Bill’s History of Aireborough Transport talk.

Admission is free for members of Aireborough Civic Society and non-members £4.

There will the opportunity to join Aireborough Civic Society on the night for £10 annual membership, which includes five talks alternating with five community meetings.