Harry Corbett, the creator of the glove puppet Sooty,[9] Tasmin Archer, whose co-written song "Sleeping Satellite" reached number one in the UK charts, and Maurice Lee of The Grumbleweeds also lived in the town.

Crompton Parkinson was a major employer until its factory closed in 2004. The town was the home of Silver Cross, a pram manufacturer, whose factory was operational from 1936 to 2002.[7]

Guiseley has two retail parks: Guiseley Retail Park in the centre of town, and Westside Retail Park between Guiseley and Yeadon. The town has a Morrisons supermarket, charity shops and beauty stores on the High Street, as well as many pubs, bars, takeaways and restaurants located around the town and a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym on The Green.

St. Oswald's Cof E Church is the largest in the town. There is also Guiseley Methodist Church and Guiseley Baptist Church which was built in 1883 on Oxford Road in the old town.

Rector: Father David Pickett MBE Tel: 01943  874321 Mobile: 07916  825465 e.mail: daipickett@hotmail.co.uk

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The `Global CPAD Campaign` (Community Public Access Defibrillators), was founded in Guiseley by local `Community First Responder` Brian Firth. The Campaign was launched in 2013 with the initial target of raising funds for one CPAD to be placed in Guiseley. They have now raised funds for in excess of 50 CAPD`s throughout Leeds West, having saved 2 lives during that period including that of a local councillor.

The town is significant for Harry Ramsden, whose fish and chip shop traded from a small shed next to the tram stop. In 1930 he opened "the world's biggest fish and chip shop". The original restaurant was closed in December 2011. The Wetherby Whaler group purchased the site and planned a £500,000 refurbishment to open during the summer of 2012.[8] The new Wetherby Whaler restaurant opened on 22 May 2012.

Guiseley School on Fieldhead Road[13] was built as a secondary modern in the 1960s and is sometimes known as Fieldhead School. Aireborough Grammar School opened in 1910 and closed in 1991.[14]

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Associate Priest: Father John Richardson Tel: 01943 969402 Mobile: 07769716861 email: johntr123@aol.com

Harry Corbett, significant for his children's television glove puppet character Sooty stage act, lived with his parents, who owned a fish and chip shop on Springfield Road.[9]

Guiseley is situated on the higher land to the north of the Aire Valley. The A65 road passes through, there is a railway station and Leeds Bradford Airport is nearby.

Whoever you are and wherever you are from, you are welcome to share in our worship in Guiseley and Esholt. Our purpose is to share the Good News and love of Jesus Christ with all in our parish; to welcome those who respond and to nurture faith.

Primary schools include Tranmere Park School[15] and St. Oswald's C of E School.[16]

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Guiseley was an ancient parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The parish also included the townships of Carlton, Horsforth, Rawdon and Yeadon, all of which became separate civil parishes in 1866. In 1937 the civil parish of Guiseley was abolished and merged into the new Aireborough Urban District.[6] In 1974 Aireborough was itself abolished and absorbed into the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in the new county of West Yorkshire.

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St Oswald’s Church is open for private prayer every day from 9 am until 5 pm during the summer months and in the winter from 9 am until dusk.

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Guiseley's name is of Saxon origin. The settlement predates the Domesday Book, in which it is listed as "Gisele."[4] Much of the Aire valley was once wooded, and "ley" means a clearing in the woodland.[citation needed]

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