Activities for Members – Do come and join us

Updated 3 March 2019

Renewal of Memberships and applications to join for the first time

Renewal of membership for 2019 is now due, the membership form can be printed from the following link:Membership form – 2019 .If you wish to pay by Bank Transfer details of the bank account are provided on the form, please let Alison ( know if you decide to pay this way.

Come Join us

We will be delighted if you wish to join us.  The recruitment leaflet may be printed from  RCS RECRUITMENT LEAFLET


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 Bat, Malvern, Southampton, Poole and Winchester to name a few. 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.

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 usually held in the Garden Hall at Watlington House in Spring. 

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.

However.. the next one will be held in the Changing Room at Thames Lido on 13th April 2018. Details 

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