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Mercy Gray shelter on the move

Mercy Gray shelter relocated

Henry Styleman Le Strange,
founder of Hunstanton Town

The Hunstanton and District Civic Society (HCS)

Looking to the future, preserving the past…

What is it?
People actively involved in celebrating their connections with the Victorian town of
Hunstanton, preserving its heritage and helping to plan the future.

Who is it for?
Membership is open to all; local schoolchildren, parents, grandparents, residents, business
people and visitors.

What does it do?
Informs and involves; influences; entertains; promotes civic pride; monitors planning and

The Hunstanton Civic Society was founded in 2002 to preserve the heritage of the
Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton and to help plan its future.

If you would like to find out more about our aims, activities, how to join or to just
find out more about the history of the town, please use the tool bar at the top of
the page.


For latest news concerning the Civic Society click on "Latest News" under the "Home" button on the above Menu

For latest news about the Heritage Centre click on "Heritage Centre" on the above Menu

To see our Constitution click here and for minutes of the HCS meetings click here


From 25th May 2018 new regulations come into effect that affect all organisations that process personal data. This includes, of course, Hunstanton and District Civic Society. Please visit our 'Membership' page by clicking on the above menu item. On that page is a link to our Privacy Notice which you can view. This explains how we handle your personal data and what you can do to make changes with respect to the records we hold about you, have them removed or who to complain to in the event that you are unhappy with what we do with your personal data.


Britain in Bloom
Hunstanton won the Gold award in the <12,000 Coastal Town Category in Britain in Bloom Competition run by the Royal Horticultural Association (RHA).

Anglia in Bloom
Hunstanton was the Winner and won the GOLD award in the Coastal (up to 35,000 residents) Category in the Anglia in Bloom competition and

In addition The Golden Lion Hotel won Silver Gilt in the Best Hotel Category of the Anglia in Bloom Competition.

Well done to all those who once again helped prepare the town for these prestigious awards.
This is getting to be a habit - a really nice one to have!


On Sunday, 13th May 2018 the Society launched a new Guide Book for Hunstanton. An article published in the Lynn News on Friday 18th May included a write up and a photo of some of the committee and helpers taken by Elaine Bird (thank you, Elaine):

Following some months of preparation by members of the Society and based on a number of leaflets previously available, these have been adapted to produce a 28 page booklet in A5 format. This covers the Three Trails leaflet (Hunstanton Town, Hunstanton Cliffs and Old Hunstanton), a leaflet on architect Herbert Ibberson, others on Ringstead Mill, the Hunstanton Gardens Trail and the Hunstanton Plaques Walk. In addition pages were added describing the achievements of Henry le Strange and William Butterfield in the design of New Hunstanton, George Skipper who designed the Town Hall, Peter and Alison Smithson who designed Smithdon High School, geological information about the wonderful striped cliffs of Hunstanton and also a map showing the Hunstanton Hall Walk. All this information is included in this attractive booklet for not much more than the price of a cup of coffee - £2.50 – available from the TIC or Heritage Centre.


Click on "Events and Activities" above then "Twinning" for information concerning the twinning event held on 6th May 2016 and the visit a number of us made to RAF Mildenhall in July last year and January 2017.


Please see information regarding the Neighbourhood Plan Policies document that is currently being drafted by clicking on the 'Latest News' button under the 'Home' tab on the left.


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