Promoting heritage, history and future growth

Yorkshire and Humber Regional Civic Society of the Year 2015
Finalist Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards 2019

Goole Civic Society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation dedicated to preserving the unique character of the inland port town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire - making it a better place to live, work and relax in.

The port town of Goole was established in 1826 by the Aire and Calder Navigation Company, which built the docks for the export of coal, transported along the canal network by strings of barges known as Tom Puddings. While it is less than 200 years old, the town has a rich architectural and industrial heritage from its Victorian heyday.

The Society welcomes anyone who is interested in sharing our purposes to become a member. Please contact us or come along to one of our meetings at 7.15pm on the last Wednesday of the month at the West Park Cafe, West Park, Goole.

  • The pictures at the top of the page are from Goole Civic Society's 2020 calendar. They were taken by members of the public who entered our photographic competition. Thanks to Marv Osborne, Krishna Mukherji, Rachael Dunn, Lee Cocker, Brian Brady, Anne Howard Webb, David Robinson and Sally Johnston.


We meet @ West Park Cafe, Goole, on the last Wednesday of the month, 7:15pm. All welcome. No meeting August.


Contact information

07841 802030

Registered Charity Number: 1181280

Chair: Margaret Hicks-Clarke
East Yorkshire
DN14 5AD