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Disappearing Ilkley PosterDisappearing Ilkley
A talk by Mike Dixon

7:30pm Wednesday 05 February 2020 at Christchurch
£5 in aid of CAP

How has Ilkley come to look as it is today? A largely Victorian town, it developed as a health resort from the 1840’s onwards. With the arrival of the railway in 1865, the town grew by leaps and bounds. Hotels and pubs, churches, schools and municipal buildings were built, along with utilities such as the gas-works, the sewage plant and the town’s refuse incinerator. 

In this talk, Mike will be charting changes in the townscape from the Second World War onwards. For anyone with an interest in Ilkley’s lost heritage, this presentation will bring back many memories. The listener will gain a unique insight into the history of our beautiful town.

This talk will be raising money for CAP, the charity that Christchurch is supporting this winter. The Wharfedale and Aireborough CAP centre is supported by the Methodist churches in our circuit and reaches out to help people in the area whose lives are blighted by debt. Please do come and support Mike and this good cause, and enjoy a great evening with us.

Tickets are available from the Christchurch Café, the church office and from Malcolm Atkinson and Mike Dixon.


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