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.


Public Meetings


The next meeting, at 7.30pm, will be on Thursday Oct 27 - topic to be decided.

On April 28  we held our AGM  followed by a talk on   Ilkley War Memorial   Richard Thackrah.   

This year is the centenary of the opening of the Ilkley War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens on Grove Road.  Richard talked about the history and maintenance of war memorials.


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Monthly meetings of the Local History Hub will  continue  on the last Saturday of each month. For details see Local History Hub page https://civicsociety.ilkley.org/local-history-hub.html

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.