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 or on Zoom, details of which are emailed out to members in advance. Non-members are welcome.
Programme for 2023
- Friday 8th September to Sunday 17th September
Heritage Open Days in and around Tunbridge Wells.
Sunday 10th September
Spa Valley Railway - Cream Tea 2.45pm - at Eridge Station, Groombridge Lane, Eridge Green, East Sussex, TN3 9LE.
Travel on a Spa Valley Railway steam train up from Eridge Station, and enjoy a traditional cream tea with scones. Have a look around the engine shed at Tunbridge Wells West before returning to Eridge.
Please note this event has now sold out.
- 14th September at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
Local History Presentation - in 1887 (Victoria's Golden Jubilee), local photographer, Henry Peach Robinson, put together a collection of 150 local 'worthies' in 5 large volumes. Janet Sturgis will present the photographs and some surprising stories about the 'worthies'.
Tuesday 10th October
Autumn Outing to St. Michael and All Angels Church and The Dorset Arms in Withyham 11.30am - at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4BA.
At 11.30am Anne, Countess de la Warr will give a talk in St. Michael and All Angels Church about the Sackville family tombs in the Church (see pages 20-21 in Summer 2023 Newsletter) and the history of the Sackville family. At 12pm we move to The Dorset Arms for a two course lunch of Venison Cottage pie (vegetarian alternative available) and a pudding of Lemon Posset. Drinks are at your own cost. Then at 2pm we return to the Church for a talk on the history of St. Michael and All Angels Church from the Vicar.
The price is £35.00 per person.
To book please click on the link below:
or pay direct into our bank account:
CAF Bank 40-52-40, RTWCS 00017200, and reference with your name and initial - Withyham Outing
or send a cheque payable to RTWCS to: John de Lucy, 28 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TB.
If paying by cheque please make sure you include your phone contact details in case of query as there will not be any tickets issued for this event.
12th October venue to be confirmed
Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society Awards Evening - presented by Dr David Wright.
9th November at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
Annual General Meeting followed by an open forum for members.
12th November - 10.30 at the War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday - members are invited to attend the parade in Civic Way.
14th December at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
'Overture, Beginners, Curtain up! Then 40 Years of Trinity' - an illustrated talk by Brian Lippard and Roger Norton who take us through a remarkable success story.
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