ILKLEY & DISTRICT u3a
Talks are presently held via easy to use Zoom video link
Join Alex Cockshott (Vice Chair of Ilkley Civic Society) as she explains the history of the locations in Ilkley which have merited the distinction of displaying a blue plaque.
The first of two presentations will be at 10:30 am on Thursday 25th February when Alex will look at approximately 10 blue plaque sites on a trail from the Town Hall up towards Ilkley Moor. The remaining locations will be explored 4 weeks later at 10:30 am Thursday 25th March, looking at the old village of Ilkley and the artisan area.
Both of these talks will be open to friends and family of u3a members as part of our efforts to improve awareness of our wonderful organisation.
Registration for the second talk which should be booked separately is now open.
About Ilkley Civic Society
A local group interested in Ilkley past and present. They help preserve, develop, improve and research features of historic or public interest in Ilkley. They also seek to promote high standards of planning and architecture and educate the public in geography, history, natural history and architecture. The society works with local schools and welcomes people sharing information and memories about Ilkley. More details on the Ilkley Civic Society website
About Blue Plaques
Blue Plaques were first erected in London in 1867 and are now in most historic towns. The Civic Society's blue plaques celebrate the history of Ilkley and the buildings that have shaped the town.
The Town Hall plaque was the first to be unveiled in June 2004. The most recent was in November 2020 at The Rombalds apartments, formerly Rombalds Hotel on Wells Road.
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