We had a full house at the North Staffs Conference Centre on July 21st for Andrew Dobraszczyc’s talk, entitled ‘Who built Georgian Newcastle-under-Lyme?’ It proved an enjoyable evening and was a chance to publicise our Society.
A town walk, ‘Exploring Georgian Newcastle-under-Lyme’, led by Andrew Dobraszczyc, took place on Sunday, 21st September at 2.30pm from the Guildhall.
So many people expressed an interest in taking part in the walk that Andrew arranged two additional dates on 3rd and 10th August. They were very well attended.
In July and September a display at Newcastle Museum and in the town library showed the work of the Civic Society. It included a photographic display of ‘Now and Then’ in the town.
In this our 40th anniversary year, our aim has been to bring the Civic Society in Newcastle to the forefront, to create interest in the town and to encourage new members to join the society.
Heritage Open Days 2008
‘Heritage Open Days’ are organised in conjunction with the Civic Trust and English Heritage. It is an opportunity to visit places of historic interest, some of which are usually closed to the public.
This year, the Civic Society has encouraged more participation in the event in Newcastle.
Several historic buildings in the Borough held ‘Open Days’ on 13th or 14th September. They are, Holy Trinity Church, The Unitarian Meeting House, Clayton Hall, St Paul’s Church, Newcastle Cemetery Chapels of Rest and St George’s Church.
Newcastle’s history is there for everyone to enjoy.