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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Forthcoming Events for 2020
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 12th February
TALK: The Scudamore Family of Kentchurch Court & Holme Lacy House
Speaker: Heather Hurley
A talk on the research carried out whilst gathering information for a fascinating new book.
Wednesday 11th March
TALK: The History of Raglan Castle
Speaker: Dr Ann Benson
The Richard Shegog Memorial Lecture
A visiting Professor at Cambridge University will unfold the remarkable history of Raglan Castle
through her illustrated lecture.
Wednesday 8th April
TALK: Talk on the 250th Anniversary of Gilpin
Speaker: David Whitehead
To be followed by a River Wye walk in early summer (date TBC in the newsletters).
Rockfield Recording Studios, Monmouth
Guided tour through the studios outlining some of the famous bands and individuals who have used
this unique facility.
A Guided Walk Along the River Wye During the Gilpin 250th Year
A walk led by Heather Hurley - likely to be open to the public along with Civic Society members.
Walk to the Site of the Halifax Bomber Crash
A follow up event to the talk on the 15th January.
The schedule for the Autumn talks will be confirmed once dates have been confirmed.
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