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.
- see more about our objectives and background;
- get the latest news on current issues;
- download our latest Newsletter;
- check out our latest Publication (use the Publications tab to buy on-line);
- send us your comments on any of our activities or on current issues in the town.
New book on old breweries now available to order
The long anticipated publication by the Local History Group on the history of old breweries in Tunbridge Wells by Guy Sankey has just been published. With fifty years experience in the licensed trade in the town Guy knows more about brewing in Tunbridge Wells than any other person. Over the years he has amassed a collection of brewery memorabilia that is second to none. His particular interest is Kelsey’s on St Johns Road. He has now used that knowledge to produce this account of the history, not only of Kelsey’s, but of seven other breweries in and around the town.
In A4 landscape format with 72 pages in full colour it costs just £9.95. You can get your copy by clicking on the link above to our Publications page and ordering on-line.
There is a special price to members of the Civic Society when bought directly from John Cunningham and details are on page 2 of the Autumn 2020 Newsletter.
Our next event:
Thursday 11th November in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall - Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society Awards Evening and Annual General Meeting - presented by Dr David Wright. The evening will start with the traditional awards ceremony, the awards being presented by the Mayor. One difference is that we will be presenting awards for two years: 2020 and 2021.
Following the award ceremony we will hold our Annual General Meeting.