The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny
 

This an important year for Ripon Civic Society – the year in which it celebrates its Golden Jubilee. In a meeting at the Hugh Ripley Hall on 27 June 1968 the Society was founded; Sir Richard Graham of Norton Conyers was appointed as President and Dr Richard Anning was elected as chairman.
This was an era for the foundation of such societies; in the 1960s there was a growing realisation that there were many threats to the fabric and the civic well-being of many town and cities around the country.
There were already some such societies in existence; as early as 1846 an ‘Improvement Society’... read more

 
7 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 26
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