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Ilkley Civic Society Blue Plaques

                                              alan titchmarsh Jun e 06

Blue Plaques were first erected in London in 1867 and are now in most historic towns.

The Civic Society's blue plaque scheme is to celebrate the history of Ilkley and the buildings that have shaped the town..

  1. June 10th 2004 the Town Hall, Station Road unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh
    sponsored by Ilkley Parish Council and Bradford MDC
  2. July 16th 2004 on The Manor House, Castle Yard by Ann Cryer MP.
    sponsored by The Friends of the Manor House
  3. Friday 24th June 2005 Wells House in Darwin Gardens by Cllr Anne Hawksworth
    sponsored by Magellan
  4. Friday 15th July 2005 Tower Court, Leeds Road by Peter Marsh - Head at All Saints PS
    sponsored by Erkulis
  5. December 2005 The Old Grammar School, Skipton Road                                                                                                                             sponsored by The Govs of the Foundation IGS, Keighley Community Chest & Mr J Shaw
  6. Monday July 17th 2006 4pm Grove House – Abbeyfield, Riddings Road by Ann Cryer MP 
    sponsored by Ilkley Parish Council, Ilkley Civic Society & Brewster Bye
  7. Sunday September 10th 2006 – Grove Square Regent Road
    sponsored by Burley Developments
  8. Sunday October 8th 2006 – Ilkley Playhouse Weston Road by Timothy West
    sponsored by Ilkley Parish Council, Ilkley Civic Society & Ilkley Players
  9. Saturday November 10th 2007 - Chapel House Wells Road
    sponsored by Chapel House Management Co & ICS
  10. Monday 26th November 2007 - St John’s , Queen’s Rd
    sponsored by Remstone / Valedown
  11. Friday 22nd February 2008 - Thorpe Hall, Queen’s Dr
    sponsored by ICS & Thorpe Hall Management Co (Ilkley) Ltd
  12. Monday 11th August 2008 – Railway Station,  Station Road by Cllr Chris Greaves Chman Metro
    sponsored by Tiger No 2 Ltd Partnership & Optic Asset Management Ltd
  13. Thursday 30th October 2008 – Deaconess Court,  Queens Road in presences of Deacons
    sponsored by I C S & Accent Yorkshire Ltd.
  14. Thursday 15th January 2009 - Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Road by Cllr Kate Brown Chman IPC
    sponsored by I C S & Craiglands
  15. Friday 3rd July 2009 - Pinfold, Weston Road by Cllr Alan Morrell - Chman IPC
    sponsored by Ilkley Parish Council & ICS
  16. Tuesday 11th July 2009 - Hillside Court, Crossbeck Road by Prof Mike Dixon
    sponsored by Ilkley Parish Council, Grainger PLC & ICS
  17. Tuesday 28th December 2010 - Old Wesleyan Chapel, Skipton Road
    sponsored by I C S & Paul Bourgeois
  18. Monday 25th June 2011 - The Crescent Hotel, Brook St
    sponsored by Le Bistrot Pierre & ICS
  19. Sunday 25th November 2012 - The Drill Hall, Leeds Rd                                                                                                                                     sponsored by Dobson Builders Ltd
  20. November 2020 - The Rombalds, Wells Rd                                                                                                                                                             sponsored by Burley Developments & ICS
  21. Thursday 27th January 2022 - Loxleigh, Mount Pleasant
     sponsored by Michael Eaton & ICS   Press_release_Loxleigh.pdf
  22. Thursday 22nd September 2022 - Operatic House Leeds Road
     sponsored by IAOS & ICS  
  23. Wednesday 9th August 2023 - Heath House, Wells Walk                                                                                                                  sponsored by the Cunliffe family & ICS

You can also see a list of the Blue Plaques with a map showing where they are at:




Ilkley Civic Society has a blue plaque scheme  to celebrate the history of Ilkley and buildings that have shaped the town.  The scheme is modelled on the familiar blue plaques which appear in London, Leeds and other places.

The Ilkley scheme started in 2004 with two blue plaques - the Town Hall unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh and Ilkley Manor House unveiled by Ann Cryer MP.