Margate Civic Society "The love of our town leads us" Copyright © 2007-2015 Margate Civic Society   All rights reserved Last updated 1st March 2015 Welcome to our website Clock Tower book.jpg War Memorials Wings over Westgate front cover final.jpg

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 5th March.  Our guest speaker is Ron Stilwell with a talk on "The Defence of Thanet and East Kent 1939-1945".

We have arranged a coach trip to the Museum du Souvenir, Dunkirk, France, on Tuesday 19th May.  This museum commemorates the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940, known as Operation Dynamo, in which Margate played a big part.  Further details here.

We will again be participating in the national Civic Day, on Sunday 21st June. We will be in the Droit House exhibition area and will be presenting artefacts and information about Margate’s role in Operation Dynamo.  More details to follow.

Copies of our books “Wings over Westgate”by Geoffrey Williams (the story of the Westgate Royal Naval Air Station during the First World War) and “Margate Clock Tower” by Mike Bundock are available from Michael’s  Bookshop in Ramsgate.


2015 Town Pride Award nominees are shown on the Town Pride page.  Judging is taking place and the winners will be announced at our meeting on Thursday 14th May.


Our response to Thanet District Council’s draft local plan consultation is here.


Margate Civic Society is very pleased to co-host, along with Margate Neighbourhood Plan Forum, a Local List Symposium for the East Kent Heritage Community.  The Symposium, intended for local Civic Societies and Neighbourhood Plan Forums, will be held at Turner Contemporary, Margate, on Tuesday 17th March from 10.00am until 4.00pm and will include talks, discussions and workshops to assist in the production of Local Lists of heritage assets.


For further details, please click here.