Member & Guest Events

Wetherby Civic Society Members in Pontefract - July 2019
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


All the Visits and Talks are available to members and their guests.

Places available on Visits are usually limited and get snapped up quickly, so if you are interested in taking part please contact:


Tuesday 31 March – Afternoon

Ribston Hall

Little Ribston, near Wetherby

A guided tour of the privately owned, Grade 2 listed 17th century country mansion, built on an ancient estate.

Tour at 2pm £18 per person



Monday 27 April – Evening

Spring Talk

The Bardsey (near) Train Disaster and Other Local Stories told by Andrew Batty

The Wetherby, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby LS22 7DN

£4 per member (visitors £5)



Tuesday 19 May – Afternoon

Leeds Discovery Centre

Carlisle Rd, Leeds LS10 1LB

A talk and tour of the storage facility for Leeds Museums and Galleries. To include viewing of artifacts from Wattle Syke excavation.

Tour 2pm £7 per person Tea/Coffee and biscuits included.



Tuesday 16 June – Afternoon

Sion Hill House

Newsham, Thirsk. Y07 4EU

A tour of the Arts & Crafts period house and gardens designed by Walter H Brierley of York in 1913.

Tour 2pm £15 per person Tea/Coffee and biscuits included.



Wednesday 15 July – Morning or Afternoon

Allerton Waste Recovery Park

Moor Lane (Off A168), Knaresborough HG5 0SD

A presentation and tour of this new plant including the mechanical treatment hall.

Tours at either 10am or 2pm £5 per person



Thursday 13 August – Afternoon

Summer Talk

Studley Royal, Hackfield and its place in 18th century gardening by Loise Wickham

The Council Chamber, Wetherby Civic Offices.

2.30pm Members £5 Visitors £6 Includes cake and cold drinks.



Wednesday 16 September -Afternoon

Leeds Minster

Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ

A guided tour of the church of St Peter-at-Leeds, which contains a decorated sanctuary area which has memorials from previous sites, including the ‘Leeds Cross’.

Tour 2pm Tea/coffee & biscuits included



Monday 12 October – Evening

Annual General Meeting & Talk

The Wetherby, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby LS22 7DN

Reports on the varied activities of Wetherby Civic Society followed by a talk about The Battle of Towton by Chris Berendt.

7.30pm Members £4 Visitors £5 Tea/coffee & biscuits included