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About The Civic Society
Civic Society The Montgomery Civic Society was founded in 1973 and membership is open to all who are interested in actively furthering its purposes.  It is a Registered Charity (Charity No 508761).
It is registered with The Civic Trust for Wales and follows the parent body's aims and objectives.  

It was  established for the public benefit of the area comprising the Civil Parish of Montgomery for the following purposes:

  • To promote high standards of planning and architecture.
  • To educate the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area.
  • To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the features of historic or public interest in the area.
  • We aim to promote civic pride in Montgomery by encouraging research, by working together with the local planning authority and other local organisations whose aims are similar to ours, by holding meetings and lectures and by publishing papers, reports and other literature.  We run the Old Bell Museum and Gallery and all members are entitled to free entry throughout the opening season.

    For membership details telephone 01686 668764 or enquire at The Old Bell.  

    Annual Subscription charges are as follows:

    Adult  £10.00                                 Senior citizens  £7.50 

    Under (6-16 years)   £2.00                  Family membership  £16.00

    Events currently planned for 2016 

    All talks will commence at 7:30 in Montgomery Town Hall
    All invited. Payment of £6 a head on the door.

             Friday 23rd September
               Montgomery Town Hall
     A talk by David Thomas entitled "A Tale of Two Matches" and concerns two very important cricket matches played at Lymore by Montgomery Cricket Club in 1851 and 1882.
               Friday 28th October  
    ""The Victorians: Desecrators or Saviours of Montgomeryshire Churches"  A talk Edward Parry.
               Friday 16th December
    The annual Pies and Punch evening and talk.
    "Medieval Powys: the first history;
    a talk by David Stephenson.
             Coffee mornings 2016 Montgomery Town Hall
    2016-17 Programme for Junior Members To be confirmed.
     Please Note:  All walks start at 2.30pm and last about 2 hours.  All children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult  For further information on any of these guided walks please contact
             Paul Inns on 01686 689935