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 per person
If there are any problems then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Forthcoming Events for 2022
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 9th February 2022
TALK: Boil a Mouse in Urine!
Speaker: Malcolm Watkins
Childcare in Rural England over the last 4 Centuries.
Wednesday 9th March 2022
TALK: My Life of Crime!
Speaker: Matthew Hall
The Richard Shegog Memorial Lecture
From Barrister to Author/Scriptwriter.
Wednesday 13th April 2022
TALK: The Herefordshire Viking Hoard
Speaker: Tim Hoverd
Wednesday 11th May 2022
TALK: Illustrated talk on Dennis Potter
Speaker: Dr Jason Griffiths
Wednesday 8th June 2022
VISIT: Langstone Court, Llangarron, HR9 6NR
Note: This is an afternoon visit 2:30pm at Langstone Court
Wednesday 13th July 2022
VISIT: Michaelchurch Court and Church
Note: This is an afternoon visit 2:30pm at Michaelchurch Court, HR2 0JR
Wednesday 10th August 2022
Currently no meeting proposed—holidays!
Wednesday 14th September 2022
TALK: 50 years of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Speaker: Andrew Blake
Wednesday 12th October 2022
TALK: Murder or Miscarriage of Justice
Speaker: Dr Peter Ford
The Armstrong Murder Trial of Hay-on-Wye
Wednesday 9th November 2022
AGM @ 7pm
From Roman Roads to Railways: Connecting people in Herefordshire. (TBC)
Speaker: Tony Usher
Wednesday 14th December 2022
Location and times to be confirmed - see newsletter/to follow
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