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 2019
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.
Date in September TBC
TALK: Inns and Traffic in the Coaching Age
HERITAGE OPEN DAY, date to be announced.
Wednesday 9th October
TALK: Rotherwas House and Park
Speaker: Christopher Over
A talk about the now demolished Rotherwas House and the Bodenham family, their staff and the surrounding park from 1400 to 1920.
Wednesday 13th November
TALK: Berrington Hall
Speaker: Carol Killinger
The talk is about the 18th Century family, fashion and murder most foul.
Wednesday 18th December
Details will be in the newsletter.
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