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which campaigns for the conservation and improvement of this attractive town with its important heritage and rich cultural life.
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Gill Twells (1930 - 2019)
It is with great sadness that the Society learnt of the death of Gill Twells on Monday 2nd September 2019 at the Tunbridge Wells Care Centre, just two months before her 90th birthday which would have been on 2nd November.
Gill was an architect and had been a member of RTWCS for 55 years, having joined in 1964, just five years after its foundation. She was Chair of the Society for two terms (1982-1984 and 1998-1999), as well as being Secretary of the Society and Chair of the Scrutiny Committee for many years.
Her children Helena and Alex arranged a celebration of Gill's life at the Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday 17th September 2019. Many members of the Civic Society attended to hear Helena and Alex share a reflection of her life in the main theatre, followed by refreshments and sharing of memories in the theatre cafe.
Our next events
Sunday 10th November 10.30 at the War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday - members are invited to attend the parade in Civic Way.
Thursday 14th November in the Royal Wells Hotel at 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting followed by preview of the new book about how Tunbridge Wells might have looked between 1935 – 2000 being written by our Chairman Brian Lippard. He will be looking at some of the ideas and plans which occurred between 1935 and the early 1970s.