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Civic Day 2019:

Saturday 22nd June was Civic Day, the day promoted by Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic movement in England – to celebrate civic pride and to say ‘I care about where I live’. Hythe has a rich history that deserves to be celebrated so Hythe Civic Society did just that with a stand in the Town Hall undercroft!

The main focus of the day was Hythe’s conservation area and its importance in making Hythe the town that it is today. There were maps
outlining where the conservation area is today and also where it might be in the future. There were displays of old photographs – some of heritage buildings that have been lost – and lots of information on what living in a conservation area means and why it’s worth preserving. There was plenty of information on the listed buildings in Hythe, too.

Andy Mills, who has a passion for local history, led about 50 people in two guided walks along the High Street, talking about the history of the buildings and the fascinating interiors that lie behind the equally
fascinating facades.

In all, around 150 people came to our stand – including the Mayor and
several Councillors – and feedback was very positive. The glorious weather made it even better!

Betty Black and Alan Joyce standing in front of some of the

old photographs of Hythe.

 

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AUTUMN LUNCH 2018:

 On a calm and sunny 13th October about 50 members and guests gathered in the Hythe Bowling Club for our 2018 Autumn Lunch. The food, ably prepared by Evelyn Joyce, was excellent as usual and the service by her marvellous youngsters was prompt and diligent. Everyone appeared to enjoy the occasion. Chairman Crispin Davies welcomed our guest speaker, Barry Hammond, who had at short notice agreed to stand in for John and Kay Keesing. Barry gave us a most interesting insight into the organisation of the Hythe Festival.

 

The centre photo, bottom row shows the top table with guest speaker facing us.

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For an account of our

2018 SUMMER OUTING

BLETCHLEY PARK

click Here.

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