• Welcome to Ilkley Civic Society

    Welcome to Ilkley Civic Society

  • Design and Conservation Awards

    Design and Conservation Awards

  • Local History Hub

    Local History Hub

  • Living and working in Ilkley's Conservation Areas

    Living and working in Ilkley's Conservation Areas

  • Design and Conservation Awards

    Design and Conservation Awards

  • Local History Hub

    Local History Hub

  • Newsletters

    Newsletters

Welcome to Ilkley Civic Society

We are a local group interested in Ilkley past and present. We meet regularly to help preserve, develop, improve and research features of historic or public interest in Ilkley. We seek to promote high standards of planning and architecture and educate the public in geography, history, natural history and architecture. We also work with local schools and welcome people sharing information and memories about Ilkley. We reply to all enquiries. Come along to one of our public meetings or guided heritage walks or talks and find out more. Everyone welcome.

 

Next Highlights: 

June 15 11am Walk - Ben Rhydding with Helen Kidman, meet at Ben Rhydding Station  Civic Day

July 27   2.45 for 3pm Walk - West Grove and East Grove Road with Alex Cockshott, meet at The Grove Gardens Parish Ghyll Road

 

For full programme go to https://civicsociety.ilkley.org/ics-meetings.html

   

  Joining the Civic Society's Blue Plaque on Hillside is the first in a proposed English Heritage Blue Plaques series outside London. It commemorates Daphne Steele of whom many may have happy memories.

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For our views on Bradford Council's budget proposals, see 

 2024_01_Council_Cuts.pdf

 

For our views on the 20mph/speed hump plans, see    Traffic_Calming__20mph_press_R__31_07_23_v2.pdf

 

 

Programme 2024

Public Meetings - 7.30pm Church House

except March

                                      

Thu Feb 15 Local issues   - zoom     

Mar 28  5pm Design & Conservation Awards

Thu Apr 25 AGM & talk: Ilkley Bid - Helen Rhodes  

Thu Oct 24  Environment meeting  

Thu Nov 28 Ben Rhydding Hydro   -  Alex Cockshott, illustrated talk   Ilkley Arts Festival

Thu Feb 27  Local Issues

Thu Mar 27   Design & Conservation Awards (time and place tbc)

Thu Apr 24   AGM

 

 

LHH2 Apr New Bridge  

Heritage Walks - 2.45pm for 3pm

Feb 24 Zoom - 1860s Ilkley - the start of the transformation

Mar 30  No meeting (Easter)

April 27 Walk -    East Holmes and the New Bridge - meet Ilkley Manor House

May 25 Ilkley Manor House exhibition - Ben Rhydding Hydro

June 15 Walk - 11am Ben Rhydding with Helen Kidman, meet at Ben Rhydding Station

July 27 Walk - West Grove and East Grove Road, meet Grove Garden (corner of Parish Ghyll Road)

August Walk - Ilkley Cemetery   TBA

Thursday Sept 12 2pm Blue Plaques Upper Trail - launch of trail map, meet Ilkley Station Heritage Open Day

Oct 26 Zoom

Nov 30 Zoom  Ben Rhydding Hydro   -  Alex Cockshott, illustrated talk 

Dec 28 11am Christmas Walk Blue Plaques Lower Trail with Helen Kidman, meet Old Grammar School Skipton Road

 

 

Local History Hub page https://civicsociety.ilkley.org/local-history-hub.html . For further info : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Friends of the Cemetery have working parties on most Tuesday afternoons. For details contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.