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

Public Meetings


There will be two meetings in 2021. They will all be held by zoom. 

 October 28        Memorial Ave @ Ilkley Cemetery      Alex Cockshott & Denise Shillitoe

 November 25    Ilkley trees: our Urban Forest               Sue Stevens              

 So far, three meetings have been arranged for 2022.  It will be decided later whether these will be by zoom.

February 24     Local Issues                                     

March 24        Design & Conservation Awards - Presentations

April 28          AGM   &   Ilkley War Memorial            Richard Thackrah


Monthly meetings of the Local History Hub will continue by Zoom on the last Saturday of each month.

Our last Heritage Walk this year will be on Tuesay October 12, at the Memorial Avenue of Ilkley Cemetery.  The walk will start at 2pm from Ashland Road Cemetery Gates and be led by Alex Cockshott. 

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