EARBY and District Local History Society, set up in 1995, by six local history enthusiasts, now has a membership of more than 100 members.

Its aims are to raise awareness and interest in the history of the ancient parish of Thornton-in-Craven, of which Earby was a part. Members aim to facilitate research into the heritage of Earby and district, including Thornton-in-Craven, Kelbrook, Hague, Harden and Salterforth.

There are monthly meetings , guest speakers giving lectures on local history such as when John met Paul, and the beginning of The Beatles, to the monks of Kirstall Abbey .

The society has an archive room that is open Fridays, from 10am to midday, and includes historical maps, deeds, old books and more. The society also produces a quarterly booklet called the chronicles which is free to all members; as well as books on local history.

Members can also help people with family research, including census research, birth certificates and online newspapers.

Find the society on Facebook.