Old Vicarage

Gardeners Arms

St. John's Church

Study Group

The Society's Study Group meets at the Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Lane, Harrogate
HG1 3DU on Tuesday mornings (except during August) from 9 am to 12 noon.

At present work includes:

Planning a series of Heritage Walks for the Bilton area, which draw on information generated by the Study Group over the past ten years. The first one will shortly be completed and will be published with aid of a grant from the Bilton Gala committee; for which we are very grateful.

Continuing to add to the Society's library of photographs of local interest, which is very extensive.

Researching the history of the Sheepshanks family.

Researching specific items in Bachelor Gardens and other local streets.

Writing, with the cooperation of the club, the history of Bilton Cricket Club. This promises to be a very interesting project.

Developing techniques to accurately superimpose current maps on historical maps and draw old maps to a modern scale. This has enabled a more accurate definition of historical features such as the boundary of Bilton Park. This work has been extended to cover the area north of the Nidd and the boundaries of the Forest of Knaresborough.