Harrogate Photographic Society - Summer Outings 2018

God's Own...
This years outings are following the same theme as our annual exhibition – Yorkshire. We’re making an early start at the end of March so there will be plenty of opportunity to capture some iconic and maybe unusual images of our great county with a view to, maybe, featuring in the show in November.

March 30th - Middleham, North Yorkshire
Middleham Stables Open Day 9am (ticket collection in the market place) -4pm
A unique chance to look behind-the-scenes at the stables in Middleham.

The busy racing centre of Middleham has been home to racehorses in training for more than 200 years and this year 12 yards will be opening their doors to the public, five of which are in the town, other locations in the area can be found on the website.

The yards are open between 9.30am and 1pm. Following this there will be various events in and around the village (see website for details)

Tickets are available on the website: Adults £10, Children (under16) free, 60+ £7, Optional donation to Racing Welfare of £2.50.

No flash photography please!


April 21st
Leeds Industrial Museum

The museum is housed within Armley Mills, once among the largest woollen mills in the world, where the galleries reveal workers’ lives from the 18th century to the present. A working waterwheel, factory machinery, and restored Victorian workers’ cottages are just a few of the exhibits you can discover.

Address: Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF
Tel. 0113 378 3173

Opening times: Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 (last admission 16.00)

Admission: Adult £4.00, Concessions £3.20, Child £2.00


Parking: There is free parking at the front of the museum with disabled parking immediately outside of the entrance. Additional parking is available in the Vue Cinema complex on Kirkstall Road.

Public transport: By bus: Bus number 15 operates between Leeds Railway Station and Armley Mills Museum.
Bus numbers 33 33A 508 and 757 travel from the city centre to the Vue Cinema complex on Kirkstall Road. Access to Armley Mills is available behind the complex over the foot bridge.
By train: The nearest train station is Burley Park which is a 1 mile walk from the Museum. Leeds Railway Station is 1.6 miles from the museum.

Facilities: Toilets; Shop; Vending machine; Tea and coffee facilities; picnic area.

Photography is allowed throughout the museum and so is the use of tripods

May Sun 13th & Mon 14th - Harrogate
Harrogate Ringway Walk - Oakdale section.
Evening visits lead by Ralph Woodhead.

June 9th - Knaresborough
Knaresborough Bed Race
The theme for the Best Dressed Bed decorations for 2018 is 'A Night at the Theatre’

Download the Programme of Events here


July 14th - Whitby
Coach Trip to Whitby and NYMR
A chance to visit the Frank Sutcliffe gallery featured in a recent HPS talk and follow in the Victorian photographers footsteps capturing some of the wonderful scenes (and people) of this iconic, Yorkshire seaside town.
This year also marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cooks first voyage of discovery in the Endeavour.


Followed by a visit to Pickering or Goathland (Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame) on what will be NYMR 60s fest day.


There will be 49 places available on the coach, allocated on a first-come first-served basis. If you wish to go please enter your name on the sheet which will be posted on the notice board each Monday evening. The cost will be £12.50 per person and must be fully paid by 30th April.

August Sun 12th & Mon 13th - Harrogate
Harrogate Ringway Walk – Warren section.
Evening visits lead by Ralph Woodhead

August 28th - Kilnsey
Kilnsey Show
Billed as the “Yorkshire Dales’ foremost agricultural show” there is the added attractions of the famous fell races, involving the punishing ascent and descent of Kilnsey Crag followed by the thrilling excitement of the harness racing.


September - Halifax
Possible car outing to Piece Hall in Halifax
This Grade I listed building was re-opened last year after a £19M renovation.


More details about each outing will be posted nearer the date.

Any further information contact Steve Oxley