The Society provides a programme of monthly talks and other meetings thoughout the year. Meetings start at 7.30pm on the second Thursday in the month (unless otherwise stated), and will take place at a specified venue.
Programme for 2022
9th June at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
'Old Breweries of Tunbridge Wells' - an illustrated talk by Guy Sankey who is well known for his long personal involvement in the local hospitality sector. He will be talking about the development of the common brewers in the town, in line with his monograph published by the Society in October 2020. [Copies available for sale and signed by author on the night]. Starting from the earliest recorded brewers at the end of the 1600's, Guy follows the changes in the brewing industry and how it was reflected in our town. He charts the rise of Kelsey's Culverden Brewery and its final absorption into the Whitbread empire, thus ending over 200 years of brewing in the town, and also considers recent seeds of revival through micro-brewers.
Wednesday 15th June
Outing to Sackville College in East Grinstead and Topfoto in Edenbridge.
Full details are available in the Spring Newsletter.
Saturday 16th July
Garden Party - at 10 Broadwater Down, 6-8 pm. By kind permission of the owners, Alan and Annie Clarke.
Full details available in the Spring Newsletter.
- 8th September at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
'Some Local Buildings by George Devey' - Dr Philip Whitbourn examines work by a Victorian architect, much of which you will surely recognise. This is the rearranged date for the cancelled talk on 14th April.
- Friday 9th September to Sunday 18th September
Heritage Open Days in and around Tunbridge Wells.
13th October at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society Awards Evening - presented by Dr David Wright.
10th November at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
Annual General Meeting followed by an open forum for members.
13th November - 10.30 at the War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday - members are invited to attend the parade in Civic Way.
8th December at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
China Missionaries - the Tunbridge Wells Connection - John de Lucy tells the story of the remarkable missionaries serving in China between 1866 and 1951 who retired to Tunbridge Wells and now lie buried here.
As this is the Christmas meeting the traditional refreshments of wine and mince pies will be provided after the presentation. Tea and coffee will also be available.
Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society - Registered Charity No. 276545