• 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: 

Thur Feb 15  7.30pm public meeting by zoom:  Local issues  

Sat Feb 24  2.45 for 3pm Local History Hub talk by Zoom: 1860s Ilkley - the start of the transformation

   

  

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 2023/24

Public Meetings - 7.30pm Church House

Thu Oct 26    The Greening of Denton Hall Estate                                                                                         

                 Illustrated talk -  Karl Milner                                                              

Thu Nov 23  1860s Ilkley - the start of the transformation

                Illustrated talk - Ilkley Local History Hub   Ilkley Arts Festival                                                         

Thu Feb 15 Local issues   - zoom     

Mar 28  5pm Design & Conservation Awards

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

Photo 87 Brook Street c 1861 DS0 2022 01 30 19 58 03 UTC  

Local History Hub - 2.45pm for 3pm

Sep 30 Zoom - West area of The Grove

Oct 28 Walk - Denton Road and West Holmes    Meet at the Old Bridge, Middleton   

Nov 25 Zoom - reprise of Denton Road and West Holmes walk

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

 

Further info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Heritage Walks - 90 minutes 

Sat July 29  2.45pm  The West Area of The Grove - Alex Cockshott     meet in Castle Yard, Manor House  

Sun Aug 13  2pm    Ilkley Cemetery   - Friends of Ilkley Cemetery   meet Ashlands Road entrance

Thu  Sept 14 2pm   Heber's Ghyll & West Grove Road Villas  -  Alex Cockshott   meet bottom Heber's Ghyll -  90 minute walk visiting the gardens of Heber's Mount and walking down Heber's Ghyll Drive to the site of the former Heber's Ghyll Hydro                                                        Heritage Open Day event

Thu  Dec  28th 11am  Christmas Heritage Walk: Ben Rhydding  -  Helen Kidman   meet at Ben Rhydding Station -   60 minute walk discovering some of the interesting history of Ben Rhydding, finishing at the Wheatley Arms.  Do wear strong footwear as pavements are not always gritted.

 

 

Monthly meetings of the Local History Hub will  continue  on the last Saturday of each month except January, March and August. 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.