ILKLEY & DISTRICT u3a

On the Trail of Ilkley’s Blue Plaques presented by Alex Cockshott

  • 25 Mar 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
  • Zoom Meeting

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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 second of two presentations will be at 10:30 am on Thursday 25th March when Alex will look at approximately 10 blue plaque sites on a trail around the old village of Ilkley and the artisan area. 

The locations from the Town Hall up towards Ilkley Moor were explored earlier and a recording is available on the u3a website.

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.

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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