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25th October 2010
There’s a chance to find out just what goes on behind a decision to designate a listed building at the next talk to Ripon Civic Society’s meeting on Thursday 4 November.

Alison Clarke from English Heritage, who is one of the people who inspect buildings and recommend or reject them for listing, will speak on the subject. She will talk about the purpose behind listing buildings, the criteria for listing and what it means for a building to be listed.

The meeting takes place at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall in Victoria Grove, Ripon, and starts at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome, and pay £2.00 for the evening. After the talk the Society will hold its Annual General Meeting.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘Official listing buildings helps us to recognise and preserve the best of our local, regional and national buildings – and it will be interesting to learn more about how the sometimes-controversial decisions are made.’

• The Society’s December meeting sees a change of speaker. Maurice Taylor will talk about ‘Historic houses around Ripon’ on Thursday 2 December at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

For more information: David Winpenny on 01765 607641 or 0777 888 1932

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