These machine tools were being delivered by mobile crane through the Lord Street windows of Keighley Technical College early in 1967, for use in the training workshops.

At that time the college taught more than 5,000 students from as far away as Settle and Barnoldswick. Some 2,200 were on day-release, nearly half from the textile and engineering industries.

Local engineering firms co-operated in the running of a training scheme for apprentices.

Five years after its famous fire, the gutted Mechanics' Institute building was being demolished to make way for a North Street extension which would increase the college's accommodation by one-third. The Technical College was also alive to the needs of the wider community. In February and March of 1967 it hosted a driving instruction course ("Free to All Motorists") under the auspices of the Keighley Road Safety Committee and the West Riding Police, including lectures and films on such aspects as braking, cornering and skidding, and how to use motorways.

The photograph was supplied by the marketing department of Keighley College.