Updated 24 March 2018
AGM 7 April from 2pm to 4pm. The Changing Room, Thames Lido, Napier Road, Reading. AGM Details
Visit to The Charterhouse in London Saturday 4th August
Reopened after extensive work in January 2017 The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys’ school and an alms-house, which it remains to this day. It is a 5 minute walk from The Barbican and Smithfield Market.
In the 2018 Civic Trust Awards the restoration work received a Commendation.
We will aim to get there for 11am. We will take a standard guided tour, which takes an hour. Each tour has a maximum of 20 people so there will be 2 tours. Tour times at 11:30 and 12 noon.
There is also a museum, shop, chapel, Café.
Afternoon free but there is also the opportunity to visit the nearby Museum of The Order of St John.
Further details and a booking form will be circulated in due course and placed on the Website.
Civic Day & HODS
2017 marked 50 years since the passing of the act which led to the establishment of Conservation Areas. Many of these are under threat and the ability of councils to resource conservation officers is under attack as a result of the massive cuts to council funding. Civic Voice continues to address the risk this poses using the strap lines “I care about where I live” and “My Conservation Area is important to me”
We hope to run a walk “around” Civic Day (16 June) of the Russell Street/ Baker Street Conservation Area. This will be as a dry run for running the walks on Heritage Open days (6-9 and 13-16 September 2018). We hope we have persuaded the Register Office to open Yeomanry House for HODs. Other groups are again considering running events around Conservation Areas.
Churches Tour 30 September.
Lynette Edwell is planning a tour of three churches “around” Newbury; Aldworth, Bucklebury and Frilsham. David Peacock will guide us as he did in 2017. Tea at Camp Hopson’s as last year. Further details and a booking form will follow and be placed on the website.