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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
NEW!HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2022
There are a number of events taking place over the Heritage Days between 9th and 18th SEPTEMBER.
In association with the National Trust, the Civic Society is organising five events.
* Friday 9 September. Hunstanton Lighthouse - an opportunity to view the dungeon and then climb the tower to see the wonderful view from the top by kind permission of Mr Derrick Lloyd. Tours of 10 people start at 10.30 and then half hourly until 14.00.
* Tuesday 13 September. Former Infant School, James Street. Visit the former school prior to its conversion into apartments. Tours at 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 Access to the interior depends on the availability of the Ad Hoc guardian staff.
* Wednesday 14 September. New for this year. Guided tours of the Drove Orchards Fruit Farm led by the owner Andrew Jamieson at 11.00 and 14.00.
* Thursday 15 September. Guided tour of the grounds of Hunstanton Hall at 10.00 and 12.00. Starting at St Mary’s Church, Old Hunstanton. Walk through the grounds across the moat and into the courtyard. It may be possible to extend the tour to see the work that Charles le Strange Meakin is doing to renovate the grounds on the west side.
* Friday 16 September. An alternative opportunity to visit the Hunstanton Lighthouse.
All these tours must be booked by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by leaving a message on the answer phone at 01485 532376.
Further details concerning accessibility and facilities can be found on www.heritageopendays.org.uk website.
There are some 285 events in Norfolk during the period 9 to 18 September including over 50 events in King’s Lynn on Sunday 11 September organised by the King’s Lynn Civic Society.
CIVIC VOICE VISIT TO HUNSTANTON - 7th/8th APRIL 2022
We were delighted to welcome Ian Harvey (Joint Founder and Executive Director) along with Sarah James (Membership Development Officer) of Civic Voice for some very useful discussions concerning the direction that our Society has been going in and what we need to look to do for the future. Much work needs to be done to provide a framework that will secure the future of the Society. Watch this space!
Most of the Committee along with Sarah James and Ian Harvey during their visit.
THE HERITAGE CENTRE REOPENED FOR THIS YEAR ON WEDNESDAY, 16th FEBRUARY 2022.
OUR OPEN HOURS ARE WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAYS FROM 2.00PM until 4.00PM.
Although Covid Rules have now been relaxed, we had been able to open due to grants provided by the Norfolk Strategic Fund to assist businesses in the Tourism Sector to recover from the impact of Covid-19 to reopen as safely as possible; administered through Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Tourism Support Package project. We still have hand sanitiser and are happy if visitors wish to wear face masks.
HUNSTANTON SELF-GUIDED TOWN WALKS
Visitors are free to follow a number of walking trails around Hunstanton: - Town Trail; Cliff Trail; Old Hunstanton Trail; Hunstanton Gardens Trail; Wolf Trail; Heritage Plaque Walk. All walks provided in Hunstanton Guide Book and leaflets available from Hunstanton Heritage Centre at £2.50.
We are happy to add some pages to the website to include items we hold at the Heritage Centre that we have been including in our Newsletters from April 2020. These can be found by clicking here
OTHER NEW BITS
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
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
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.
'HUNSTANTON GUIDE BOOK'
On Sunday, 13th May 2018 the Society launched a new Guide Book for Hunstanton.
HUNSTANTON TWINNING WITH 67TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON OF THE U.S.A.F.Click on "Events and Activities" above then "Twinning" for information concerning the twinning event held on 6th May 2016.
HUNSTANTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANPlease 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.
HUNSTANTON RAILWAY PETITION