Red Lion, Silsden

place and inn

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

The Red Lion. This site has been an inn since the mid-1700s, possibly earlier. At one time it combined a blacksmith's shop with accommodation and stabling. The musical Weatherhead family were landlords at the Red Lion throughout the 19th century. They hosted concerts, self-improvement classes, Chartist meetings and early Friendly Societies. Charles Weatherhead, Silsden's first civic leader, was born here in 1828

Red Lion, Silsden, United Kingdom where it sited