Talk: Ikley & the Water Cure - Professor Mike Dixon

Cliffe Castle Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Join us for the next series of free talks organised by the Cliffe Castle Support Group.

The Professor will present a richly illustrated history of Ilkley and the major reasons for its growth: namely, the introduction of “The Water Cure” in the mid 19th century at the great Ben Rhydding Hydropathic Hotel and the subsequent building of several other Hydros, the town’s increasing reputation as a health resort, and finally the arrival of the railway and the impetus to house building. It is a story of the transformation of a minor inland spa into the elegant town of today.

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. to book your place please either call in at Cliffe Castle Museum, telephone 01535 618231 or email: [email protected]


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