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  • Blue Plaque unveiled to composer John Marsh

    Blue Plaque unveiled to composer John Marsh

    Published on: 9th July 2018

    On Sunday 8 July a Salisbury Civic Society blue plaque to John Marsh was unveiled above the entrance to Myddleton & Major’s offices at 49 High Street, one of his former homes in Salisbury. John Marsh (1752-1828) was a notable English composer, instrumentalist, philanthropist, writer and diarist, who composed his first 14 symphonies in Salisbury […]

  • Salisbury Tourist Information Centre

    Salisbury Tourist Information Centre

    Published on: 5th July 2018

    The Chair of SCS – Peter Dunbar, has written the following letter to the Salisbury Journal with regard to the proposed closure of Salisbury’s Tourist Information Centre Sir CLOSURE OF VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE AT GUILDHALL The Salisbury City Council Services Committee met on Monday 25 th June and voted by a majority to close the […]

  • Next week is the AGM 2018 – Weds 6th June

    Next week is the AGM 2018 – Weds 6th June

    Published on: 15th May 2018

    The Salisbury Civic Society will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Methodist Church Hall, St Edmunds Church Street, Salisbury, SP1 1EF on Wednesday 6th June 2018 commencing at 6.30pm. The meeting will be followed by a talk on Suburban Salisbury by Hadrian Cook. We need your help to ensure the future of […]

  • New Settlements, 12th April

    New Settlements, 12th April

    Published on: 10th April 2018

    The Society’s annual Planning Forum looked at the idea of a completely new settlement, to cope with the endless pressure for more housing land, and was a great success. Speakers covered an existing one in Cambridgeshire, and a new extension to one southeast of Winchester. Lessons that emerged were the need for a coherent master […]

  • New Buildings Awards and New Year party

    New Buildings Awards and New Year party

    Published on: 12th January 2018

    The Society New Buildings Awards and New Year party at the Guildhall on Thursday 11th January 2018 was attended by 155 people.   The new buildings awards party is a highlight event in the Society’s calendar, promoting high standards of contemporary design in all aspects of the built environment within Salisbury and South Wiltshire, the geographical […]

  • Report on our Annual Open Meeting:  The Maltings Redevelopment: First Public Presentation and Consultation

    Report on our Annual Open Meeting: The Maltings Redevelopment: First Public Presentation and Consultation

    Published on: 10th November 2017

    Tuesday November 21st 2017. A capacity audience of some 140 people heard speakers from the developers and Wiltshire County Council present their emerging studies and ideas for the redevelopment of the Maltings and Central Car Park in Salisbury. The developers TH Real Estate along with the development managers Rivington Land and the architects Haskoll, outlined […]

  • The History of Salisbury Pubs and Inns

    The History of Salisbury Pubs and Inns

    Published on: 2nd November 2017

    There were 68 attendees, including 14 non- members at the latest Salisbury Civic Society’s lecture Thursday 9th November, 2017 given by Ed Garman on “The history of Salisbury’s Inns and Public Houses”. Ed has undertaken extensive research on some 270 premises in Salisbury of all periods that are or have been inns, alehouses, taverns, public […]



    Published on: 22nd September 2017

    The talk on Salisbury’s Secret Garden was exceptionally good.  Becky Twigg presented a wonderful account of how and where the venture has developed and is completely dedicated to her extraordinary project. There is so much of interest, planting, clearing, history, volunteers, involvement and appreciation from so many different groups and people, Salisbury bee trail, with […]



    Published on: 6th September 2017

    On Thursday 7th September local archaeologist Phil Harding unveiled a Salisbury Civic Society Blue Plaque dedicated to Agnes Bottenham outside the Rai D’Or pub and restaurant on Brown Street. The plaque reads “Here dwelt Agnes Bottenham Landlady of the Rydedorre who founded Trinity Hospital for the poor c 1370”. Trinity Hospital was established to give […]

  • Civic Day

    Civic Day

    Published on: 14th June 2017

    Civic Day, hosted by Salisbury Civic Society, on Saturday 17th June provided visitors and exhibitors alike with an opportunity to find out about the work of the Civic Society and many other local organisations. The day was formally opened by John Glen MP who praised the important work carried out by all the organisations present, […]