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Celebrate our past - Enhance our present  - Shape our future

News & Updates

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Royal Pump Room Museum

Harrogate was one of the original English Spa towns, with the first medicinal waters discovered in 1571. Set in the magnificent North Yorkshire countryside it became one of England’s most popular spa towns. Today its fine Victorian and Edwardian public buildings, hotels and private homes,  elegant town centre  streets, and 200 acres of parkland (known locally as “the Stray”) ensure Harrogate’s popularity as a place to live, work and visit.

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Harrogate Civic Society was established in 1971, part of the nationwide Civic Society movement (Civic Voice), committed to celebrating the town’s architectural and social history, to contributing to discussions about how the town is developed, and to ensuring that Harrogate both retains the best of its historic character and embraces the future.

Harrogate Convention Centre

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We are proud to be involved in civic projects that enhance the town, particularly our recent creation of a website showing all of the Harrogate Heritage Plaques, and suggesting walking trails that guide you around the town.

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We always welcome people who support our aims and share our interests. For a very modest membership fee (see "Join us") you will help the work of the Civic Society (run entirely by volunteers), receive our regular Newsletter (see "Newsletters" for recent examples), and get advance notice of our Events (which include talks, visits and social gatherings. See "Events" for examples)

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Harrogate Station Gateway Update

Harrogate Civic Society has submitted comments to the second consultation process.

November

2021

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Valley Drive

A new article has been added to the History section. Down Your Street - Valley Drive.

August

2021

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'Well known' Harrogate Shop windows

The BID's historical shop window displays have been added.

November

2021

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HODS

The Heritage Open Days 2021 schedule is now available.

August

2021

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Commercial Street

A new article has been added to the History section. Down Your Street - Commercial Street.

November

2021

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Android Phone App

An Android Phone App for the Plaques Walking Trails has been released.

July

2021

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Jean-Georges Simon

A plaque dedicated to Jean-Georges Simon, has been unveiled at 4 Park Road.

October

2021

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Schools History Competition

HCS announces a Schools History Prize of £100 for the best essay on an aspect of Harrogate's history.

July

2021

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