Unveiling of the latest Knaresborough Civic Society Blue Plaque

16 March 2022

There was a  short ceremony  this morning (Wednesday 16 March 2022) hosted by Knaresborough Civic Society to unveil their latest blue plaque on Butter Lane (to the left of Café Nero)

It will add to the 22 existing plaques dotted about town which commemorate local heritage and some of the local historic characters.

The civic society has given their  gratitude to the Chamber of Trade for supporting its purchase.

The unveiling was in the presence of the Deputy Mayor Cllr Hannah Gostlow, Peter Lacey Knaresborough Chamber of Trade, members of the Tourist Info centre and other council representatives.

Details of all the blue plaques can be found in the popular visitor guide and map published by the society which is available free of charge from the Courthouse Museum Tourist Info centre and Art in the Mill.

The Knaresborough Civic Society is a  small committee, and are looking to increase their number to fulfil their full potential as a group.

Andy Grinter, Secretary of the Knaresborough Civic Society said:

We believe that residents should feel that being a member of a lively, proactive civic society is an investment in all of their futures and that having a sizeable membership gives civic societies a clear and credible mandate to promote the natural environment and built heritage of our surroundings, for everyone’s benefit.

The blue plaque trail is just one of several projects that new members can easily get involved with.

If anyone is interested in joining, the details are available on our website www.knaresborough-civic-society.org.uk


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