Selby Civic Society

stimulating public interest in, and caring for, the beauty, history and character of the town and its surroundings

Selby Abbey west tower


The Society arranges regular meetings for its members, and these are also open to members of the public. In addition a number of visits to places of interest are organised.

The full programme of events for 2019 is here

Next Event:

THURSDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2019 in Portholme Church, Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QH.

“The House Built on Love…. …and CHOCOLATE” the story of York’s Goddards

An illustrated talk by Glennis Whyte, National Trust

Goddards House and Garden is a Grade I listed Arts and Crafts house in Dringhouses, York, built in 1927 for Noel and Kathleen Terry of the famed chocolate-manufacturing family Terry’s. The National Trust acquired it in 1984.

The Arts and Crafts movement in the decorative and fine arts began in the UK and spread through Europe and North America from about 1880 and into the 1920s, Featuring traditional craftsmanship and simple forms, it often used medieval, romantic or folk decorative styles.

£2.00 FOR MEMBERS and £5.00 for NON-MEMBERS includes refreshments

Everyone welcome! Parking nearby.

For more info email or use the Contact Form in this website.

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Past Events

Feb 21
"Goddards of York" Meeting
February 21, 2019
Sep 27