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

Oct 24 2019

Ilkley Local History Hub


Nov 28 2019 The Peace Museum (plus seasonal refreshments) Shannen Johnson
Feb 27 2020 The River Wharfe Prof Rick Battarbee
Mar 26 2020 Annual Design & Conservation Awards & Presentations  
Apr 23 2020 Annual General Meeting & Ilkley in the 1920s Alex Cockshott


Local History Hub sessions

Ilkley Local History Hub

Share Ilkley information - Stories of events, people and buildings

Come and talk with us on the last Saturday of the month 2 - 4pm at Ilkley Manor House on:

Oct 26th 2019 ~ Nov 30th 2019 ~ Mar 28th 2020 ~ Apr 25th 2020

Friends of Ilkley Cemetery activities

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

Oct 29th 2019 ~ Mar 24th 2020 ~ Apr 28th 2020 ~ May 26th 2020 ~ Jun 30th 2020


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

For more info contact Alex Cockshott 601561