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  • Drowning of  Harnham Water Meadows Feb 8th and 22nd

    Drowning of Harnham Water Meadows Feb 8th and 22nd

    Published on: 3rd February 2020

    The winter 2020 drowning schedule for the Harnham Water Meadows gives some idea of what the Salisbury Water Meadows Trust does. The public events are Saturday mornings February 8th and 22nd meeting  10am Rose Cottage behind the Old Mill pub on Town Path (SP2 8EU). All welcome, no booking required there is a retiring collection in aid […]

  • New Year Party and Buildings Awards Scheme

    New Year Party and Buildings Awards Scheme

    Published on: 24th January 2020

    Our annual New Year Party and Buildings Awards Scheme on 16th January  was a great success with an exceptionally high standard of new buildings receiving awards and a record number of guests attending. Congratulations to all award winners!    Our thanks to Pauline Church for hosting the evening so well, and to John Glen, Nick Papadopulos, […]

  • Don Cross

    Don Cross

    Published on: 5th October 2019

    We are sad to have to report that Don Cross died on September 10th. Many members will remember him for the excellent work he did for the Society between 2007 and 2013, organising Heritage Open Days. Don was a noted local figure, who founded and ran a tourist guiding company called Wessexplore. He had a wide range […]

  • Updating the Wiltshire Pevsner

    Updating the Wiltshire Pevsner

    Published on: 12th September 2019

    Following a fascinating lecture  three years ago about updating the Wiltshire Pevsner,  Julian Orbach returned to talk about his updating work in the  Salisbury area.     He revealed that Salisbury has more pages devoted to it  than any other Wiltshire town due to the wealth of historic buildings and architectural features.    In many buildings  […]

  • Heritage Open Days in September

    Heritage Open Days in September

    Published on: 29th August 2019

    In conjunction with The Harnham Water Meadows Trust and Wilton Town Council we are hosting a number of Heritage Open Day attractions during September, including a visit to the Harnham Water Meadows and access to the historic Wilton Council Chambers The visit to Harnham Water Meadows takes place on Friday 13 September: 10.30am – 12 […]

  • Promoting Our Heritage Workshop

    Promoting Our Heritage Workshop

    Published on: 23rd June 2019

    Over 20 organisations from across Salisbury and South Wiltshire attended the “Promoting Our Heritage” workshop organised by Salisbury Civic Society on Saturday 23rd June. Our speakers were: Becky Brown, City of Winchester Trust, on ‘Behind the Scenes of Winchester Heritage Open Days’ Chris Brayne, CEO of Wessex Archaeology, on ‘Using technology for public access to […]

  • 2019 AGM

    2019 AGM

    Published on: 17th May 2019

    Yesterday evening’s AGM was well supported, attended by over 50 members and their guests.  The formal meeting was followed by an excellent illustrated talk by Adrian Green, director of Salisbury Museum, on the subject of Pitt Rivers. We learnt how he was so much more than the ‘Father of Modern Archaeology’.  As Augustus Lane Fox […]

  • Account of Planning Forum

    Account of Planning Forum

    Published on: 25th April 2019

    The Civic Society’s annual Planning Forum took place on April 11th, with the title ‘Staging a Recovery: Current Initiatives towards Revitalising Salisbury’, and was judged to have been extremely successful. It covered various aspects of the current ‘Salisbury recovery’ project, with particular looks at possible improvements to Fisherton Street, and at a Maltings masterplan, which […]

  • The Maltings

    The Maltings

    Published on: 20th March 2019

    The relocation of Salisbury library to Fisherton Street, or close by, has been an agreed local policy for at least 12 years, and has been supported by the Civic Society, as a sensible accompaniment to redevelopment of the Maltings. It enables the re-use of the existing library area as a new entrance to that part […]

  • Back Issues of Magazine available online

    Back Issues of Magazine available online

    Published on: 11th March 2019

    The December issue of our quarterly magazine is now available to read online December 2018 Magazine .   Opening with the explosive photo, by Adrian Harris, of the firework display at the opening event of the Lift Off! weekend organised by Wiltshire Creative, this issue has the normal mix of coverage, some very topical, some rather wider.  Our […]