Margate Civic Society
"The love of our town leads us"
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Founded in 1968, Margate Civic Society is a registered charity (no.257884). It is affiliated to both the Kent Federation of Amenity Societies and the Kent History Federation and is a founder member of Civic Voice.

We hope that you will enjoy browsing these pages and that they will help you to take pleasure in the history and character of Margate and its surrounding towns and villages.  We hope also to provide a service to members of the Society in publishing news and photographs that will be of interest. 

The Society produces a Newsletter four times a year, and has a winter lecture programme which covers a wide range of interests.  Details are given on the "Calendar" page.  The last meeting of each season includes presentation of the coveted Town Pride awards, and details of the 2020 winners can be found on the "Town Pride" page.  Town Pride contenders are nominated by members of the Society.

If you would like to join Margate Civic Society, details of fees and a link to an application form are shown in the "About us" page.  We currently have over 160 members and always like to welcome more.  The winter lectures are invariably of a high quality as is the Newsletter, and membership of the Society really is extremely good value.  The Society takes an active role in reviewing and, where appropriate, responding to planning applications and has a good working relationship with Thanet District Council in helping to improve the character and appearance of the area.
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Last updated 13th May 2022
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Margate Civic Society
"The love of our town leads us"
Minnis Bay at spring tide, 8th January 2019
Our next meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th October.  This will include our AGM followed by one of our favourite guest speakers, Steve Hookins, telling us about the Battle of Hastings: 'Battle Royale 1066'

All are very welcome, members free of charge, guests £3.00.

Looking ahead to next year, following a unanimous vote in favour following consultation with members, we will be moving to holding our monthly meetings through the summer, rather than in the winter as now.

This year, 2022, our meeting schedule will be as usual, with meetings from October to December.  The next meeting will be in March 2023, then monthly through to July.  There will be no meeting in August.  We will resume in September 2023, with our last meeting being in October, which will be our AGM.  We will then break for the winter period, with our next meeting being in March 2024.

We received twelve nominations for Town Pride Awards.  The winner of this year's Blue Plaque was announced at our meeting on Thursday 12th May along with winners of Highly Commended Certificates.  Details are shown on the Town Pride page of this website.
Photo: J Jarvis
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