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Upcoming Events

Most Harrogate Civic Society Talks are free to members.

Unless otherwise stated, events are at

St Paul's UR Church Hall (Belford Road, off Victoria Avenue opposite the Library).

The first events for 2023 are now below.  We are currently planning for monthly events for the remainder of the year, including a guided walk around Grove Road cemetery, talks on both historical and contemporary themes, and a late summer guided tour of the newly restored Plumpton Rocks. All details to follow as soon as available.

Blind Jack of Knaresborough

7:30 pm

21st February 2023

St Pauls' UR Church Hall on Belford Road, central Harrogate

‘John Metcalf - Blind Jack of Knaresborough - A Man of Vision’ a talk by Bernard Higgins.

Jack Metcalf was many things ( huntsman, horse dealer, musician, trader,
military adventurer, smuggler, drinker, gambler) as well as a pioneering eighteenth century road builder.

(Image reproduced from Arnold Kellett’s book ‘Blind Jack of Knaresborough’ (2008) published by : The History Press Limited.)

Cost to members - Free

Cost to non-members - £5

If you would like to attend this talk, please send an email request to

Railway Exhibition


8th March 2023

Harrogate Railway Station

This is a special invitation to a private view of Terry Williams' exhibition on the history of Harrogate Railway station. This is in the former newsagent on the station concourse, and the exhibition will be closing soon after this date.

Cost to members - Free

Numbers are limited to 20 people.
If you would like to attend this event, please send an email request to


7:30 pm

13th March 2023

Harrogate Theatre

Our AGM at Harrogate Theatre at 7.30pm

There will be a (pre-booked) theatre tour beforehand.

Cost to members - Free

Booking for the tour is required by 3rd March as numbers are limited. Email if you wish to take a theatre tour.

Harrogate on Film

2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

27th March 2023

Odeon Cinema

Harrogate on Film returns after its sell out run in October 2022.

If you missed out (or simply wish to see it again) two further screenings of “Harrogate on Film” have been arranged and will take place on Monday, 27th March, 2023.

Already selling fast, tickets may be booked through the Harrogate Film Society website:

Destination Harrogate

7:30 pm

16th May 2023

St Pauls' UR Church Hall

A talk on the vital role of this body in the promotion and the economy of Harrogate.
More details to follow.

Cost to members - Free

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