ILKLEY Manor House has released details of a series of coffee mornings and talks this year.

The first event will take place on Friday, February 28, with John Jackson speaking about Undercliffe Cemetery.

On March 27 Alex Cockshott will talk about The Ilkley Land Sales. On April 24 Shirley Wise will look at Otley’s Teutonic Links.

Ilkley in 1945 will be the subject of a presentation by Alex and John Cockshott on May 29. The Gardens of Harewood House will be discussed by Trevor Nicholson on June 26. Peter Wood will talk about The History of Ilkley Grammar School on July 31.

On August 28 Mike Dixon will look at Ilkley and the Water Cure. On September 25 Carry Lynott will examine The Heritage of All Saints Church. Richard Walton will speak about Addingham’s Railway on October 30. All events will take place at 10.15am for 10.30am.

There will be no coffee morning at the Manor House this Friday. Information is available from

The historic building, at Castle Yard, Church Street, was officially reopened for the community in 2018 and is the venue for regular events by the Friends of Ilkley Manor House.