Ross-on-Wye Civic Society

Ross-on-Wye Civic Society

Focus and Aims

The Ross and District Civic Society covers the town of Ross and the surrounding parishes and within this area aims to:-

  • Promote high standards of planning and architecture.
  • Raise awareness of local history, natural history, geography and architecture.
  • Secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest.


It has a Planning Sub-Committee that monitors all planning applications in the area and writes to Herefordshire Council about them where necessary. The Society also takes an interest in the maintenance and extension of local Rights of Way.


There is also a Publications Sub-Committee that has to date published 20 “ Pink Publications” on various aspects of local history. These are on sale at the Ross Heritage Centre, which is in the upper part of the Market House.

Talks & Newsletters

The Society puts on monthly talks about local topics – either historical or current – as well as visits to places of local interest in the summer. Normally there is also a visit arranged as part of the Heritage Open Days week-end in September. A newsletter is sent to members three times a year. A sample article can be found here.

How to join

The annual subscription is £15 for an individual membership or £25 for a joint membership – this includes free admission to all the Society’s talks. Membership forms are held in Ross Library (and other shops around the town) or print out and use the flyer below.

Visitors are welcomed - £5

If there are any problems then please contact for assistance.

The new flyer is now available in PDF format here...

(pdf) Civic Society Flyer
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Ross Civic Society Flyer
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Forthcoming Events for 2018

Talks are held at the Larruperz Centre 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

More details on visits and the associated arrangements will be included in the newsletters.

Wednesday 14th March @ 7:30pm

TALK: Shegog Lecture - film Archives of the area

Amanda Huntley

Wednesday 11th April @ 7:30pm

TALK: Local C19th & early C20th Photographs of William Call

Pat Millington

Wednesday 9th May @ 7:30pm

TALK: Work of the Woodland Trust

Roger Tolman

Wednesday 13th June @ 10:30am

VISIT: Tour and Talk - The Master's House, Ledbury
VISIT: After lunch, Eastnor Castle visit

More details will be in the newsletter


EVENT: Heritage open days

Date and details to be confirmed

Wednesday 10th October @ 7:30pm

TALK: 1929 Survey of Ross Buildings

Heather Hurley

Wednesday 14th November @ 7:30pm

TALK: AGM & Talk on Dubricius, 6th century Herefordshire saint

Margot Miller

Wednesday 12th December

EVENT: Festive Lunch

Location and times to be confirmed

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