Guiseley Cemetery was opened in 1922 with its first interment taking place in the July of that year. The fields in which the cemetery is situated originally belonged to Mr Craven Cooper and indeed the first interment was of, Mrs Cooper, his wife. Previously the fields were known as the "nooks".The first interment was conducted by the rev. A. Langford Jones, curate of Guiseley St . Oswalds Church. Prior the commttal the grave was consecrated by the officiating clergyman.Mr. & Mrs. Cooper had previously farmed the land for over thirty years, it combined some eight acres of grass land. Guiseley cemetery was firstly maintained by Aireborough Urban District Council and thereafter by Leeds City Council.
Friends of Guiseley Cemetery was formed by many local organisations and Guiseley residents and, working with the Cemeteries Department of Leeds city council, an Action Plan was drawn up - the Plan included the demolition of the derelict stone building situated at the entance to the Cemetery, the cutting back of overgrown shrubs and trees, the placing of a Memorial Stone to remember those who were buried in unmarked graves, the provision of better Waste Bins, more Seating, the repair and painting of the wrought iron Gates and the making of a quiet Garden. Some of these we have already managed to complete, some are stil in the planning stage.
The Friends of Guiseley Cemetery would be interested in any suggestions from you where you feelfurther Action is needed. Would you consider joining the Friends of Guiseley cemetery and help us with our Action Plan?
Various ways you can help
But we would especially like your good wishes and continued interest and support in our work here at Guiseley Cemetery.
more Seven schools were invited to take part this year and a good time was had by all the Rotarians who got up early to deliver the goods.
more More than 50 walkers from both the Club and local groups took part raising funds for different charities
more For the fifth year running, the Rotary Club of Aireborough has presented Dictionaries4Life (and thesauri!!) to Primary Schools in Guiseley, Rawdon, Yeadon and Horsforth
more Lightwater Valley once again welcomed Clubs from District 1040 with their proteges for one day of excitement only. Aireborough was as usual to the fore with pupils from the Meadows Park section of Benton Park
more Following last year's resounding success we will be doing it all again with the same cast Joanne Dexter Classical Soprano and Opera North member and the Olicanian Brass Quintet.
more This event hosted by the Wetherby Whaler proved a great success raising over £250 for the Spinal Injuries Association
more For the fifth time more than 350 dictionaries (plus 20 thesauri) were presented to eight local primary schools by Rotarians including Bill Braker, Barry Bootland, John Moorhouse,Barry Mills, Brian Whitham, John Knaggs and Robert Mirfield.
more Rotarians swarmed in to share in the handing over of dictionaries and thesauri to excited pupils in 6 schools with 2 more still to come
more 40 members and guests supported the new venture of the Wetherby Whaler taking over from the long established Harry Ramsdens in Guiseley
more Kids Out 2012 proved just as enjoyable as the previous 4 or 5 bringing a lot of pleasure to a deserving group of young people.
more Our annual Stroke Awareness morning took place at Morrisons Yeadon on 18 April with 75 people having their blood pressure tested and 25% resultantly advised to see their doctor. Thanks to Barrie King and his team for another successful community venture.
more Dictionaries4 Life - year 3
more Emily and Katherine Fishers' quests for Olympic selection gains support from the Aireborough Club.
more On 9 December a cheque for £100 will be presented to President Barry, a result of the continuing tireless efforts of Maggie Braker to raise funds for the Club's charity projects. One of these is 'Kids Out' where Maggie has been an enthusiastic supporter.
more Annual visit to Lightwater Valley with the young people from Benton Park School.
more Enthusiastic teams accomplished their tasks on both Friday and Saturday with Gerald Long, Tony Scaife and Brian Waite delivering on both occasions. The Morrisons Guiseley bag pack saw a generous public donating £591 with power to add through gift aid.
more M & S customers donated a magnificent ï¿½454.37 in 6 hours to an energetically helpful band of Rotary bag-packers and their wives.
back This committee organises several yearly community events including Dictionaries4 Life and Kids Out as well as the social Interactive Quiz. It also supports the Friends of Guiseley Cemetery and reading in schools.