12.30pm on Sunday 25th March

Following his interesting talk about the High Harrogate Hotels our eminent local historian, Malcolm Neesam, will be talking about the Low Harrogate Hotels, including The Crown, The Majestic, The White Hart and The Yorkshire.

Carvery Lunch Menu: selection of three meats, stuffing, vegetables, roast and mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.  Selection of puddings, followed by tea/coffee and mints in the Reading Room.

£19 per person for lunch and talk.

Advance booking essential and numbers limited.

Venue: The Club, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate

2.45pm on Thursday 19th April

Numbers are strictly limited to 15.  All those attending must provide to the Civic Society at the time of booking their full name (and any previous names), date and place of birth and nationality.

Warm clothing and flat, comfortable shoes are essential for walking on the site

1.45pm for 2pm, Thursday 10th May

Under the guidance of head gardener Eddie Harland and his wife Michelle, the once derelict gardens have been transformed into a mixture of formal and informal areas which create a magnificent backdrop to the 18th century manor house on the banks of the Ripon canal.

The gardens are on two levels and inevitably there is a reasonable amount of walking, although all very gentle and we will be rewarded with tea and cake at the end of the tour!

Cost is £12 per person.

If you would like to attend please contact Chris Holland as soon as possible.  Email: civicmembership@gmail.com or Tel: 01423 500089

Advance payment required by 10th April.

7pm, Tuesday 5th June 2018

AGM preceded by Mercer Memories: A History of the Mercer Art Gallery, a talk by Mrs Judith Thomas MBE DL, Chairman of Friends of the Mercer


Venue: The Ball Room, The Granby, Granby Road, Harrogate

To book places for Sunday Lunch and Talk at  The Club and Menwith Hill please contact Richard Butler.  Email: cclj2013@icloud.com or Tel:01423 536706

7.30pm, Thursday 26th July

An illustrated talk by David Rhodes on the natural and built heritage of Knaresborough Forest.


Venue: The Kings Room, Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate

6-9 September and 13-16 September 2018

For details of properties to visit in Harrogate download the brochure:

HODS Brochure 2018

Email: hods@harrogatecivicsociety.org

10.30am on Sunday 21st October 2018

A tour of the beautiful and historic Harrogate Masonic Hall.  We have also been invited to join Lodge members and their guests for a carvery lunch afterwards.  These members’ lunches are held only three times a year so we are delighted that Civic Society members have been included.


The number of places is strictly limited to 30 and the cost of the lunch is £16 per person.

venue:   Harrogate Masonic Hall, Station Avenue, Harrogate HG1 5NE

To reserve a place please email: events@harrogatecivicsociety.org

2.30 pm, Sunday 18 November 2018

A talk by the eminent local historian, Malcolm Neesam, on his new book which will explore the history of Harrogate through a selection of buildings. The book will be published in the Autumn by Amberley Books and will be an addition to the series about historic towns and cities, which include Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Norwich and Oxford.

Tickets: £5 per person to include refreshments.

Venue: The Club, 36 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate

To reserve a place please email: events@harrogatecivicsociety.org

3pm, Saturday 15th December 2018

As a ‘Thank -You’ for your support of the Civic Society, members are invited to a Festive Gathering, with tea, coffee, wine and (of course) mince pies.

Venue: The Club, 36 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate

Number are limited and places must be booked in advance by 7th December.

Bookings (including your name) should be made by email to events@harrogatecivicsociety.org or by phone to Richard on  01423 536706 (please leave a message with your name and phone number if no reply)