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  • Talk: Repairing the Cathedral Spire, Thurs 8 November

    Talk: Repairing the Cathedral Spire, Thurs 8 November

    Published on: 30th October 2018

    A busy week of Society events ahead! Rod Baillie-Grohman and Richard Deane, two former Cathedral stonemasons will be giving a talk on repairing the Cathedral spire, looking in particular at the Spire Appeal work and the preparations for it, in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. There will also be a brief look at earlier repair […]

  • Film Show: Rural Britain,  Weds 7 November

    Film Show: Rural Britain, Weds 7 November

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    Following the very successful screening of  a film on Railways in January, a companion film in the project Britain on Film on Tour, this time on Rural Life, will be shown in November.  In the words of the Independent Cinema Office, which is behind the enterprise, the film is ‘an evocative exploration of the countryside […]

  • Breaking News – Maltings Plans Unveiled

    Breaking News – Maltings Plans Unveiled

    Published on: 11th October 2018

    Breaking news today (Thursday 11 Oct) on the proposed plans for the redevelopment of the Maltings https://bit.ly/2pIULIl details are covered in both Salisbury Journal online https://bit.ly/2ycIwsj and Spire FM. It’s hoped that the planning application will go in to Wiltshire Council in December 2018. If that goes through with no issues, work could start on […]

  • Heritage Open Day Weekend

    Heritage Open Day Weekend

    Published on: 10th September 2018

    The two Haunch of Venison tours on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th were fully booked  and took round 28 people in total,  attracting a mixture of locals and visitors from the surrounding counties with people for example travelling from Poole, Andover, Basingstoke, and  London.  Visitors were shown the ‘Churchill’ bar and given an insight into […]

  • 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 […]