G E Street St James the Less, Pimlico, 1861 © Neil Jackson

Past Events

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March

Ticket Price: Members Tickets: £5
Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Meeting in front of Bootham Bar, High Petergate, York YO1 7EH – View on map
Location: In Person | West Yorkshire

April

Exploring Oldham’s heritage as the “cotton-spinning capital of the world.

This magnificent Victorian town park was built by the people of Oldham during the cotton famine, sparked by the American Civil war. Now registered Grade II* it opened in 1865 and we will see its restored features, listed monuments and structures and well-maintained planting.

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Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Time: 10.15 for 11.00
Venue: King Street at the Tram station (OL8 1EU) – View on map
Location: In Person | West Yorkshire

June

Ilkley, from village Spa to Victorian resort – a walk with Alex Cockshott

Ilkley started as a village with fresh air and pure cold water. It had an increasing number of visitors in the Victorian era. With the arrival of the railway station in 1865, and the Middleton family starting land sales against a planned grid, the village expanded. We shall look at how the town centre developed, including the Grove.

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Ticket Price: Members £5
Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: From Village Spa to Victorian Resort – View on map
Location: In Person | West Yorkshire