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Ripon Civic Society

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Welcome to Ripon Civic Society

We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area.

Our aims include:

  • promoting heritage protection and conservation projects in the city and area
  • promoting the highest levels of architecture, planning and design
  • stimulating public awareness of the best qualities of Ripon and the surrounding area
    acting as a leading voice in the development and prosperity of the city and the surrounding area.

    The Society has almost 200 members and is a strong voice in Ripon.  Why not join us?

Our latest NEWSLETTER is now available




Now's the time to buy the new 2019


calendar.  Featuring fourteen fascinating historic images of the city from the RIPON RE-VIEWED collection, the calendar is on sale at these places:

*  All Ripon Civic Society meetings

*  Ripon Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall

*  Ripon Library

*  The Little Ripon Bookshop, Westgate

*  Stuff4Offices, Fishergate

*  David Harrison Gallery, Kirkgate

*  Ripon Cathedral Shop

*  Ripon Workhouse Museum

The calendar

costs just £6.00 - why not buy several as Christmas presents?


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 3 January 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the Dining Hall, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, when we shall hear from Mark Jackson, Newby Hall's Head GardenerAll are welcome; there is a small charge for visitors.


Ripon Re-Viewed is an exciting new project to preserve and digitise 10,000 photographic images revealing over a century of life in the City of Ripon. Dating from the 1880s to the 1980s, these remarkable collections record the people, places, shops, schools, traditions, celebrations, events and the everyday life of our community. Find out more about the Ripon Re-Viewed Project above.                        

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