infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Guiseley
latitude = 53.87588
longitude = -1.70679
population =
shire_district = City of Leeds
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
shire_county = West Yorkshire
constituency_westminster = Pudsey
MP = Paul Truswell (Labour)
post_town = LEEDS
postcode_district = LS20
postcode_area = LS
dial_code = 01943
os_grid_reference = SE193422

Guiseley is a small town in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England. It is situated next to Otley and Menston and the A65 runs straight through the town's main shopping street. It has a train station - called Guiseley. stage act was conceived in his parents "Springfield" fish and chip shop on Springfield Road in the same town. The restaurant featured in a BBC documentary in Spring 2008 and now boasts the slogan 'As Seen on TV' on the shopfront.

Crompton Parkinson was a major employer in the town until its factory closed in 2004. The town was also the home of Silver Cross, a pram manufacturer, whose factory was in Guiseley from 1936 to 2002 [ [ Silver Cross Story 1877 - prams, pushchairs, car seats and other nursery equipment ] ] .

Guiseley's parish church of St Oswald's was used by generations of the Longfellow family. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's grandfather left here for the New World in the 18th century. Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell were married at St Oswald's and became the parents of six children, including Anne, Charlotte and Emily Brontë.

Victorian actress Adelaide Neilson although born in Leeds, passed the majority of her childhood in the village of Guiseley. Where she worked both at Green Bottom Mill and also as a nurse maid to a local family, before running away to seek her fortune in London.

Guiseley also host their own semi-professional football team, Guiseley A.F.C. at Nethermoor Park, who, as of the end of the 2007/2008 season, were playing in the Unibond Premier League, and also Guiseley's cricket team, who share the club house and play in the Aire-Wharfe Senior Cricket League. Aireborough RUFC is also situated in Guiseley at Nunroyd Park.

The former Yorkshire and England cricket captain Brian Close lived in the town during his childhood.

Other well-known people who currently live in Guiseley include the singer Tasmin Archer, famous for her number one single 'Sleeping Satellite', rugby league coach Brian Noble and jazz/easy listening singer Peter Grant.

Barney Colehan lived in Guiseley until his death in 1991. He is buried in Guiseley cemetery on Chevin End Road.

Guiseley has produced a wide range of musical talent over the years with bands such as Mapel Fire and Paul Buddle


External links

* [ Guiseley Forum] Guiseley forum and recommended Tradesmen website.
* [ Guiseley On The Web] Guiseley On The Web.
* [ Guiseley Tae Kwon-Do Club] Guiseley Tae Kwon-Do Club.
* [ Guiseley School] Guiseley School.

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