West Yorkshire

Photo: Cartwright Hall by Geoff Hughes

The West Yorkshire Group exists in order to raise awareness of our built heritage, and its history, and as far as possible to protect it.

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The battle to save Victorian and Edwardian buildings is far from over.

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West Yorkshire News

Emily Ford’s Font Paintings in All Souls’ Church, Leeds

Kirkgate Market, Leeds

West Yorkshire Events

National AGM Weekend in Bradford

Friday 6th October to Sunday 8th October. Let us know if you are interested in helping out with any part of this event.

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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.

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.

Walk: James Pigott Pritchett (Snr). in York, Led by Dr Victoria Hopgood

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June Diamond

Email: [email protected]

If you are concerned about a Victorian or Edwardian building, please get in touch with one of our conservation advisers.

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