Margate Civic Society
"The love of our town leads us"
Welcome to our website
Founded in 1968, Margate Civic Society is a registered charity (no.257884). It is affiliated to both the Kent Federation of Amenity Societies and the Kent History Federation and is a founder member of Civic Voice.

We hope that you will enjoy browsing these pages and that they will help you to take pleasure in the history and character of Margate and its surrounding towns and villages.  We hope also to provide a service to members of the Society in publishing news and photographs that will be of interest. 

The Society produces a Newsletter four times a year, and has a winter lecture programme which covers a wide range of interests.  Details are given on the "Calendar" page.  The last meeting of each season includes presentation of the coveted Town Pride awards, and details of the 2019 winners can be found on the "Town Pride" page.  Town Pride contenders are nominated by members of the Society.

If you would like to join Margate Civic Society, details of fees and a link to an application form are shown in the "About us" page.  We currently have almost 300 members and always like to welcome more.  The winter lectures are invariably of a high quality as is the Newsletter, and membership of the Society really is extremely good value.  The Society takes an active role in reviewing and, where appropriate, responding to planning applications and has a good working relationship with Thanet District Council in helping to improve the character and appearance of the area.
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Minnis Bay at spring tide, 8th January 2019
Our next meeting will take place at 7.45pm on Thursday 4th November, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, St Mary's Avenue, Margate CT9 3TN. Please note this change to our usual venue.  Our guest speaker will be Melanie Gibson-Barton BSc, who will talk about The Life and Times of Edith Cavell.  All are welcome, members free of charge, guests £3.

Details of future meetings are on the "Calendar" page.

One of our vice-presidents, Robin Colyer, conducts walks around places of interest in Margate.  His first one for over a year will take place on Saturday 6th November, will leave the Droit House at 2pm and will focus on the Old Town area.  Robin is full of knowledge which he imparts in a friendly and informal manner, and on this walk will cover the development of the area and the businesses and buildings and the people who occupied them.  The walk will last between one and two hours.

To be Covid-safe, Robin has to limit numbers and booking ahead is necessary.  To book, please contact Robin on 07878 537448.  If the weather is bad, the walk will be rearranged for the following Saturday.

There is no charge for the walks, but donations to Margate Civic Society will be appreciated.
We're very fortunate in our area that this is one of the few places on the East coast where the sun sets into the sea (actually the Thames Estuary), giving rise to lovely pictures like these.
Photo: J Jarvis
Photo: J Jarvis