Activities for Members

Renewal of Memberships and applications to join for the first time

Renewal of membership for 2017 is now due, the membership form can be printed from the following link:Membership form – 2017 .If you wish to pay by Bank Transfer details of the bank account are provided on the form, please let Alison (Bennettbaker2@msn.com) know if you decide to pay this way.

If you wish to join us for the first time please use RCS RECRUITMENT LEAFLET

Visits

Each year we aim to undertake visits to a selected location in London or a town of historic interest where we usually link up with the local Civic Society. We have previously been to Malvern, Southampton, Poole and Winchester. Our London visits are led by a Blue Badge Guide and have included Docklands, Spitalfields, Southwark and the Kings Cross and St Pancras area.  Recent events in Reading have included  visits to; see the work underway at Thames Lido (Kings Meadow), the new offices of Haslams Estate Agents, the new School of Architecture at Reading University and to hear from the Head of the School.

Update 11 May 2017

11 July 2017 Visit to Bath Spa

We will visit Bath Spa where we will meet the Chief Executive of the Bath Preservation Trust ,Caroline Kay, their Conservation Officer, Joanna Robinson, and some members of their Architecture and Planning Committee at The Museum of Bath Architecture which is based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel in The Paragon.  They will tell us about their work to preserve their beautiful city in the face of many new developments, its attraction for so many tourists, and other conservation challenges. In the afternoon members will have the time free to explore all that Bath offers or just “chill” having coffee. The cost is £23. The booking form may be accessed here; Bath – 11.7.17 – Flyer

24 September 2017 Churches Tour 

We will visit three small village churches in the Newbury area;  Wickham, East Shefford and Avington.  We will have a guide and a comfortable Horsemans’ coach.  The cost is £23.  The booking form may be accessed here; Churches Tour – 24.9.17 – Flyer

Local activities in general

There have been local guided walks with a theme, such as statues and monuments; and an annual churches tour.

We hold a lunch party at a local restaurant each Spring. There is a membership newsletter 2-3 times a year, recent newsletters, which show past events, may be seen on the Membership page.

Our AGM is held at Watlington House in Spring, the next will be held in  April 2018.  We invite a speaker to talk on a topic of interest to the Society. In the past, subjects have included old film footage of the town, and an illustrated talk on Stratfield Saye, home of the Dukes of Wellington, “On Track, Reading’s Railways, Past, Present and Future” and in 2017 The Battle of Maiwand.

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