Events and News


Members of Wetherby Civic Society welcomed by the Town Crier and Pontefract Civic Society Chair, Paul Cartwright, before being led on a guided tour of the town centre in July 2019

Read the latest CIVIC SOCIETY news here: NEWSLETTER


All Visits and Talks are available to Members and their Guests.

Some of our events are limited by number and therefore advanced booking is required.     * If you plan to attend any of these events, please contact Angela Winterbottom:          01937 520626 mobile: 07954 994779 email:

Tuesday 16 April
Ogden Jewellers, Harrogate Visit  (Advance Booking Required) *

A visit to the shop, including a talk on the history of the business and a viewing of some of the artefacts.

Tour at 2p.m.  Members £4  Non-members £6

Thursday 9 May
Hovingham Hall Visit  (Advance Booking Required) *

A guided tour of the Hall, which has been in the Worsley family for 450 years.

Includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

Tour at 11a.m. £20 per person

Thursday 13 June
Kadampa Meditation Centre Visit (Advance Booking Required) *

A guided tour of the centre and a talk on the former Cloth Hall by a member of Leeds Civic Trust.

Tour at 2p.m.  Members £4  Non-members £6

Tuesday 23 July
A Guided Evening walk in Knaresborough  (Advance Booking Required) *

Tour at 6.30p.m.  Members £4  Non-members £6

Thursday 15 August
Summer Talk

“Buildings in the Great Sale of Wetherby” by Victor Hawkins

Followed by cake and cold drinks.

At the Council Chamber, Wetherby Council Offices

2.30p.m.  Members £5  Non-members £7

Tuesday 24 September
Sunnybank Mills, Farsley Visit (Advance Booking Required) *

A tour of the Archive and collection of the former textile mill.

Tour at 11a.m.  Members £5  Non-members £7

Saturday & Sunday, 12 & 13 October
Wetherby 200 Celebration of the Great Sale of Wetherby

2024 is the 200th Anniversary of the Great Sale of Wetherby.
Read all about the 1824 Sale Here: GOING, GOING, GONE!

Exhibition of ‘Market Place Businesses – Then & Now’ – Town Hall
Guided Tours of Wetherby Then & Now – From the Market Place
Illustrated Talks on ‘The Great Sale of Wetherby’ – Town Hall
Unveiling Commemorative Plaque with Wetherby Silver Band – Market Place

Thanksgiving Service – St James Church


Copies of the original auction catalogue will be available to purchase before and on the day

Keep up to date with further details of the celebration here on the
WETHERBY 200 Facebook Page 

Group on guided town walk in Wetherby
Group at the Bath House on one of our regular Autumn Wetherby Civic Society Guided Town Walks
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