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News | Wakefield Civic Society marks its 50th anniversary with a full programme and new members

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Wakefield Civic Society marks its 50th anniversary with a full programme and new members

Published 15th Dec 2014 by Rebecca Walker

As an independent charity run by volunteers, Wakefield Civic Society is still proud to be part of a national and regional civic movement as it celebrates its 50th anniversary year.

It was back in 1964 that a group of Wakefield residents came together to call for the creation of a civic society for Wakefield to campaign for good design in architecture and planning while also safeguarding the best of Wakefield’s heritage.

With a packed programme of events, activities and special projects, The Society has recruited many new members, including recent recruits from the business world in Group Rhodes and Cedar Court Hotel.

Society president Kevin Trickett is upbeat about The Society’s future “We’ve had an extremely busy year but we must be doing something right. We’ve had nearly 100 new members over the last couple of years and we hope for yet more in 2015. Through offering a lively programme of interesting events, guided walks and blue plaque unveilings, we have forged a strong link with our supporters and the wider community. The Society retains its reputation as a respected authority on the buildings of Wakefield. Long may that continue as we embark on our next half century!”

For more information, visit the Wakefield Civic Soceity website.

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