Formed as a non political, not for profit organisation in 1980, the Yorkshire Society encourages businesses, charities and individual people from or living in all parts of Yorkshire to join together in "promoting the county". Membership of the Society is open to individuals and businesses alike to enable everybody to work towards and achieve common goals throughout the county.

Not only do we work with established organisations, in their efforts to generate and promote tourism in the county, but we also encourage and assist local branches of the society to fund and carry through projects in their own area. This wide ranging remit includes improving the beauty, attraction and amenities in the variety of villages, towns, historic houses, monuments and not least the countryside throughout Yorkshire.Yorkshire Society

  • Improving the beauty, attraction and amenities within the county.
  • Working for the Yorkshire countryside, towns, villages, historic houses, and monuments of all kinds.
  • Generating and promoting tourism together with inward investment.
Patron: HRH The Duke of York KG KCVO ADC

President: The Lord St Oswald DL

Vice Presidents:
The Rt. Revd. Nick Baines Bishop of Leeds, Sir Norman Bettison QPM
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Boothroyd OM PC, Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Rt. Revd. Peter Burrows Bishop of Doncaster, Harry Gration MBE, The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Halifax K.St.J. JP DL
The Rt. Revd. & Rt. Hon. Lord Hope of Thornes KCVO
Sir Bernard Ingham, Ashley Jackson, Baroness Lockwood DL, Kay Mellor OBE, Sir William O’Brien, Lord Patel of Bradford
Elizabeth Peacock JP DL, Dr. Linda Pollard CBE JP DL, The Rt. Hon. Lord John Prescott, Sir Colin Sampson CBE QPM DL
Most Revd. & Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu, Christine Talbot, Sir Rodney Walker Kt.,
Major General Henry Woods CB MBE MC DL

Chairman: Keith Madeley MBE FIOD
Treasurer: Rod Scholes
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