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.

Civic Society Meetings

The Civic Society has a series of public meetings over the winter months of 2019/20

Thursday evening meetings at 7.30pm in Church House

Currently suspended during Coronvirus pandemic


Local History Hub sessions

Ilkley Local History Hub

Share Ilkley information - Stories of events, people and buildings

Currently suspended during Coronvirus pandemic. We hope to do something online in the Autumn through Ilkley Manor House Trust.

Do contact us with questions or info :  see Contacts

Friends of Ilkley Cemetery activities

The Friends meet usually on the last Tuesday afternoon of the month at 2pm at the Beanlands Parade entrance.

There will also be the following Tuesdays : 15th September and 13th October. 


  • gardening
  • litter picking
  • bird and flora survey
  • family and local history research