Salisbury Civic Society

Salisbury Civic Society


Dear Members

We are planning a SPRING PARTY and AWARDS EVENING to take place on THURSDAY 7th APRIL, at the Arts Centre in Bedwin Street, Salisbury, having taken the difficult decision to postpone the usual January party. This has, of course, been influenced by developments with the Covid pandemic. We will make a final decision before the end of January, so that application forms can go into a February magazine, taking the place of the December one.

In April we will be launching a new publication, which every year will exclusively showcase the award winners, timed to be available at the awards event, and distributed to all members after it. We will also use it to reach a wider audience and promote the varied work of the Society.

Next year we will revert to a December magazine, there will also be a July magazine, giving a total in 2022 of three magazines plus the new awards scheme publication. Towards the end of the year, we will be asking members whether they are happy with this or whether they would prefer to continue receiving four magazines a year, plus the new publication. The arrangements for 2023 will be decided once members' views are known.

This letter wouldn’t be complete without a big thank you to Peter Dunbar who after eight years as chairman has stood down to pursue work and other activities. He has been a great campaigner for the Society and will be a hard act to follow. Happily, Peter has agreed to continue the development of our corporate membership so we’re not losing him completely!

I have taken over as chair of the Society at an interesting time for Salisbury and South Wiltshire but with the professional hard work contributed by committee members, I feel confident that the work of the Salisbury Civic Society will continue to be valued, supported, and most importantly enjoyed. The programme for 2022 activities is beginning to take shape, please visit for regular updates.

A Zoom talk on Wolfe Frank, by Paul Hooley - Monday January 17th

Paul Hooley in conjunction with the AJR (Association of Jewish Refugees) have very kindly extended an invitation to members of the Civic Society to join a Zoom lecture given by Paul on the life and work of Wolfe Frank. The Society recently installed a plaque to Wolfe Frank in Mere, as a tribute to an extraordinary man and acknowledgement of his work as an interpreter during the Nuremberg War Trials. Paul’s talk will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about Wolfe’s story and the reasons the Society thought him worthy of the award.

The talk will start at 6pm on Monday January 17th, and will be free to Society members. Please click on if you'd like to register. Further details can be found at The life of Wolfe Frank: Zoom lecture | Salisbury Civic Society | Enhancing our Environment

Stephanie Siddons Deighton