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  • Open Meeting – Tuesday 19th Nov

    Open Meeting – Tuesday 19th Nov

    Published on: 5th November 2019

    Our annual Open Meeting  Taking Salisbury Forwards: Current Projects and Goals will be held at the Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, SP1 3UT.    Doors open at 6.45, join us for a free drink beforehand, the main talks will begin at 7.30pm. This is a free event, open to everyone.  More information https://bit.ly/33ktZs2

  • 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 […]

  • Conservation Awards and New Year Party

    Conservation Awards and New Year Party

    Published on: 18th January 2019

    Around 150 people attended the Salisbury Civic Society Conservation Awards and New Year party at Salisbury Arts Centre on Thursday 17th January 2018. The conservation awards party is a highlight event in the Society’s calendar, promoting high standards of conservation in all aspects of the built environment within Salisbury and South Wiltshire, the geographical area […]