Our 60th birthday last October was celebrated at the Cygnet Room belonging to the Swan brasserie on the High Street, close to the top end of Butt Lane car park. This successful event was our first taste of the venue, which has now become our regular home for the monthly talks from January. Thanks in part to the support from local sailing clubs, a record audience heard a well organised talk by David Newman on Osea Island’s interesting history.
Our blue Plaques around the town should be supplemented this year by an additional one concerning the famous Bright family. Leaflets on the current plaques are available from the Tourist Information Office.
The Society seeks to preserve all that is best in local architecture and ensure that any future development is in keeping with the town's ambience and overall design.The Society aims to promote and preserve the historical heritage of this town and its surrounding area by:
- encouraging civic pride in the area and promoting co-operation with other organisations
- encouraging high standards of planning and architecture by liaising with Councils on planning applications
- arranging well-advertised monthly talks of local interest, open to the public
- managing an informative website (maldonsoc.org) and producing a twice yearly Newsletter
- managing an Archive of photographs and drawings illustrating the history of the town, housed in the Maeldune Centre
- developing an oral history Archive by recording memories and stories from local residents
- being involved with Heritage weekends and the installation of Blue Plaques
Details of our activities can be found the appropriate page of this site. Those who share our aims can join the Society by paying a fee of £8 per person or £14 per couple. The membership fee covers the period from 1st April to 31st March. Contact Martin Pike on 0774 379 3066, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download our membership form for further information:
The locations of the Cygnet Room and Maeldune Centre are shown below:
We have been notified by Groundwork that, subject to satisfactory completion of the ‘due diligence’ process, we are in line to receive a grant under the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme. Final confirmation of the grant should be received by late February/early March. More information can found at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.