Heritage Group

The volunteer heritage group seek to explain the place of the Courthouse in the  long history of Otley. If you have an interest in local history why not get involved?  Some history of the buildings has been researched, but there’s lots more to discover!

The heritage group, which meets on Tuesday evenings about once a month at the Courthouse, organises Heritage Open Day events, guided tours for Victorian Fayre Day, and foyer displays relating to local history.

A Teachers Pack has been produced by the group and is available for Primary School teachers wanting to use a visit to the buildings for children studying aspects of Key Stages 1 and 2.

An Oral History Project is on-going, interviewing people who have a connection with the Courthouse, on whichever side of the law!

Talks about the history of the building, and the renovation of the Courthouse are also available.

The website www.otleyheritage.co.uk was produced for the Courthouse and contains some results of research done so far.  It’s fascinating!

Please contact the Centre Manager for further details or if you are interested in joining the group.