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Welcome to the website of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society. The Society is an independent organisation which campaigns for the conservation and improvement of this attractive town with its important heritage and rich cultural life.

New book on Trinity now available to order

This book has been produced to coincide with the opening of Trinity tower to the public. Today, the historical significance of this splendid building and the role it plays in the artistic and cultural life of the town are widely recognised. Yet less than sixty years ago it was threatened with demolition. The book explains the campaign fought by the local Civic Society, and others, to save the building and find a new and worthwhile role that would safeguard its future.

Brian Lippard has lived or worked in Tunbridge Wells since 1971. He is a member and past chairman of the RTW Civic Society, and is currently chairman of its Local History Group. He has had access to the archives of the Civic Society, Trinity, TWBC and the Courier newspaper. He also wishes to acknowledge the unfailing support he has received from Dr. Philip Whitbourn OBE. Without his help this book would be a shadow of what it is now.

In A5 portrait format it costs just £4.95. You can get your copy by clicking on the link above to our Publications page and ordering on-line.

Our next event for 2024:

Saturday 13th July Garden Party

6pm to 8pm - at 9 Royal Chase, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AX.
Richard and Joan Still have kindly offered to host our garden party this year in their beautiful garden at their home 9 Royal Chase, off Mount Ephraim. Drinks will be provided by Chris and Charmian Jones as usual, and delicious canape nibbles provided as always by Stephanie and her staff.

The event is only open to members of the Civic Society and their guests, and admission, priced at £20 each, must be purchased in advance as it will not be available on the day.
To book please click on the link below:

Garden Party

or pay direct into our bank account:

CAF Bank 40-52-40, RTWCS 00017200, and reference with your name and initial - Garden Party

or send a cheque payable to RTWCS to: John de Lucy, 28 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TB.

If paying by cheque please make sure you include your phone contact details in case of query as there will not be any tickets issued for this event.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society - Registered Charity No. 276545