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History Hub to discuss 160 years of the Ilkley Gazette

John Shuttleworth

On Saturday, the Ilkley Civic Society 'Ilkley Local History Hub' will see a presentation followed by a discussion about John Shuttleworth and the Ilkley Gazette.

At the start of May 1861 John Shuttleworth started to produce a weekly Ilkley Gazette newspaper. His family continued to work from their shop Gothic House on Brook St until 1920. From 1868/9 the Ilkley Gazette was published every week. John & one of his sons Ernest were photographers documenting the changes in Ilkley from the 1860s.

Do you have memories and stories of the Ilkley Gazette?

Discover more about John Shuttleworth and share information at the Ilkley Local History Hub Zoom meeting on Saturday 24 April 2.50pm for 3pm.

For the meeting link please email

The Ilkley Local History Hub meets the last Saturday of the month, currently on Zoom. the meeting on May 29 will look at Cunliffe Road.


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