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The rediscovery of Ilkley’s Roman past at Manor House Coffee Morning

The first in person Ilkley Manor House coffee morning on Friday, 29 April, The rediscovery of Ilkley’s Roman past, will also be streamed online.

A spokesperson said: "The early 1600’s saw the beginnings of British history as we know it. A milestone was passed with the publication of William Camden’s Britannia, his great survey of the country which went through various editions up to the time of his death in 1623. Camden came to Ilkley and saw the Verbeia Stone, the famous Romano-British artefact which is now in the Manor House. Almost certainly he met the local squire, William Middelton who had a copy of the stone made which shows us how the original looked and is now to be displayed side-by-side with it. Adam White tells the story."

The number of seats available in the Manor House is limited so if you wish to reserve a seat, please purchase a ticket in advance.

Tickets cost £3 (with a booking fee) and includes tea/coffee and a biscuit. Alternatively, you can register for free to receive the live stream.

To purchase tickets for seats or for the live stream, please go to


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