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Ripon Civic Society


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Welcome to Ripon Civic Society

We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area.

Our aims include:

  • promoting heritage protection and conservation projects in the city and area
  • promoting the highest levels of architecture, planning and design
  • stimulating public awareness of the best qualities of Ripon and the surrounding area
    acting as a leading voice in the development and prosperity of the city and the surrounding area.


    The Society has almost 200 members and is a strong voice in Ripon.  Why not join us?


RIPON RE-VIEWED 2019 CALENDAR

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NOW ON SALE!

Now's the time to buy the new 2019 RIPON RE-VIEWED calendar.  Featuring twelve fascinating historic images of the city from the RIPON RE-VIEWED collection, the calendar is on sale at these places:

*  All Ripon Civic Society meetings

*  Ripon Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall

*  Ripon Library

*  The Little Ripon Bookshop, Westgate

*  Stuff4Offices, Fishergate

*  David Harrison Gallery, Kirkgate

*  Treasure and Relish, High Skellgate

*  Ripon Cathedral Shop

The calendar costs just £6.00 - why not buy several as Christmas presents?

LATEST NEWS

LAVENDER ALLEY

LavendarAlleyProject.jpgTwo new display boards have been put in place, one at each end of Lavender Alley, explaining its name and origins and illustrated with some of the Ripon Re-Viewed photographsThe full versions can be seen here.


NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 6 September when David Winpenny, the Society's Chairman, will talk on 'Secret Ripon' The talk takes place in the Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon.  Everyone is welcome; guests pay £3.00 per talk.



                            11-Aug-2018  Day visit by Coach to East Yorkshire, including RAF Holmpton Bunker: Further information            06-Sep-2018    Secret Ripon - David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society   04-Oct-2018    Golden Jubilee Awards Ceremony at Ripon Spa Hotel            01-Nov-2018    The Work of the Landmark Trust in Yorkshire - Linda Lockett, Regional Property Surveyor, The Landmark Trust. This talk will be followed by the Society's AGM 06-Dec-2018      Christmas Social Evening: further information will follow RIPON RE-VIEWED Ripon Re-Viewed is an exciting new project to preserve and digitise 10,000 photographic images revealing over a century of life in the City of Ripon. Dating from the 1880s to the 1980s, these remarkable collections record the people, places, shops, schools, traditions, celebrations, events and the everyday life of our community. Find out more about the Ripon Re-Viewed Project here.LATEST NEWSLETTER        

 
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