Upcoming Events

Most Harrogate Civic Society Talks are free to members.

The New North Yorkshire Unitary Authority


31st May 2022

St Pauls' UR Church Hall

Local government affects us all. Graham Swift, the deputy leader of the shortly to be disbanded Harrogate Borough Council, will be giving us an overview of the impending changes in North Yorkshire, what we should welcome and what we might need to worry about.

Cost to members - Free

Cost to non-members - £5

Fully Booked - If you would like to be placed on the reserve list, please send an email request to events@harrogatecivicsociety.org .

Behind the Scenes at the Great Yorkshire Show


10th July 2022

Yorkshire Showground - Entry via the main Pavilions entrance on Wetherby Rd, which will be marked Yellow Gate on YAS/Show signage

This is a unique opportunity for a guided tour of the Great Yorkshire Showground on the weekend the show is being set up and immediately before it opens to the press and the public.

This event is now Fully Booked.

Cost to members - £5 (includes refreshments)

Cost to non-members - £5 (includes refreshments)

Fully Booked - If you would like to be placed on the reserve list, please send an email request to events@harrogatecivicsociety.org.

Harrogate Railway Station - 160 years of History

30th July - 1st August 2022

Harrogate Railway Station

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the railways reaching central Harrogate with the current station replacing the original Brunswick terminus. Terry Williams, on behalf of the Society, and supported by the staff at the station and the Harrogate Model Railway Society, will be mounting a celebratory exhibition in the station concourse on Saturday, 30th July, Sunday 31st July and Monday, 1st August which is the 160th anniversary. Please come, support and enjoy and bring your family and friends.

Free Exhibition

Allotment Show

11am to 4pm

21 August 2022

Sun Colonnade, Valley Gardens

Harrogate Civic Society will be having a stall at the annual HDAF allotment show in Valley Gardens. Members of the committee will be there to answer questions about the society and its work. Various leaflets will be available.

No cost

No booking required

Heritage Open Days

9th - 18th September 2022

Around Harrogate

The annual Heritage Open Days events. More details nearer the time, on the HODS sub tab.

Harrogate on Film

2pm and 7pm

19th September 2022

Harrogate Odeon Cinema

At the Odeon on Monday, 19th September we are pleased to announce that the Yorkshire Film Archive will be presenting a major new production - Harrogate on Film.

Harrogate on Film has been specially commissioned by us in association with the Harrogate Film Society as a unique opportunity to celebrate the history and achievements of our town since the earliest days of the moving image.

IMPORTANT NOTE - this will be a one day only event. Each performance (including interval) will last about two hours.

£10 for members of HCS or HFS

£12 for non-members

Booking will open (on the film society website) in early July. Please keep a lookout and await further information.

Allerton Castle


15th September 2022

Allerton Castle, just off A1 beyond Knaresborough

House and garden visit: we will meet at Allerton Castle (formerly known as Allerton Park) for a private tour. It is a Grade 1 Listed Victorian Gothic house. It is owned by the non-profit Rolph Foundation, and was substantially renovated to the highest standard after a devastating fire in 2005.

Our visit will include a tour of the main rooms, and then the opportunity to look at the gardens, and (of course) tea and cake.

Cost to members - £15 per person (including refreshments)

Cost to non-members - £15 per person (including refreshments)

Please book by 27th August - email events@harrogatecivicsociety.org. Numbers are limited to 45. Pay online (bank details in the Join Us section of website), or by cheque (payable to Harrogate Civic society) to HCS, 74 Otley Road, Harrogate HG2 0DP, using the reference 1509.
If you are happy to car share please indicate and we will try to match drivers with non-drivers.

Schooldays in Edwardian Harrogate


25th October 2022

St Pauls' UR Church Hall

This talk, by Dr Paul Jennings, will look at state and private schools in the town in the years from Queen Victoria's death in 1901 to the First World War, how schooling was organised, the schools the children attended, what they studied and with what success. What was the children's overall experience? The talk will end by considering the impact of the war on schools.

Cost to members - Free

Cost to non-members - £5

If you would like to attend this talk, please send an email request to events@harrogatecivicsociety.org by 5pm on Sunday 16th October 2022.

The Harrogate Convention Centre, its purpose and future


29th November 2022

The Harrogate Convention Centre

For the past forty years the Harrogate Convention Centre has made a significant contribution to the town's economy. Now, with a major redevelopment at the planning stage, Director Paula Lorimer will explain the purpose of this redevelopment and her ambitions for the future.

Cost to members - Free

Cost to non-members - £5

If you would like to attend this talk, please send an email request to events@harrogatecivicsociety.org by 5pm on Sunday 20th November 2022.

Christmas Social

Date in December 2022: TBA

Location: TBA

Our annual Christmas social.

Booking details: TBA