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2021 Banqueting Event



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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
conservation.

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.

NEW!

SADLY THE HERITAGE CENTRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
WE HOPE TO REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY, 16th FEBRUARY 2022.

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. However, dwindling numbers of Visitors has meant that it simply is not worth our Volunteers opening the Centre. The cost of heating and lighting exceeds the donations we currently receive and our Volunteers, although very willing, cannot be expected to sit and wait for just a very few visitors to access the Centre.


HUNSTANTON & DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY 2022 CALENDAR

These calendars have been printed containing a number of lovely photos af scenes in the Hunstanton district taken by members and friends of the Society. Available currently (until we have sold out!) at a cost of £7 each including a cardboard envelope as foillows:


These will be available at the Christmas Tree Festival in the Town Hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3rd, 4th and 5th December 2021 until we have sold out!! Buy early to avoid disappointment.

HERITAGE DAYS 2021
The Civic Society arranged a number of events to celebrate the History and Heritage of our area. The following bookable guided tours arranged were as follows:
HUNSTANTON LIGHTHOUSE
Friday, 10 September – 11:00 to 14:00 and Friday, 17th September - 11.00 to 13.00 at half hourly intervals
Visit the Hunstanton Lighthouse dungeon and then climb the stairs to the top of the tower to enjoy the fantastic view over the Wash and adjoining town, led by Andrew Murray

HEACHAM VILLAGE WALK
Monday, 13 September – 11:00. &. 14:00
A circular walk around the historic village of Heacham starting at St Mary's Church, Heacham (dating from the 13th Century) led by Mavis Windibank

HUNSTANTON INFANT SCHOOL
Wednesday, 15 September – 11:00; 11:45; 12:30; 13:15
Guided tour of part of the former Infant School in James Street, led by John Maiden

OLD HUNSTANTON HALL
Thursday, 16 September – 10:00; 11:00; 12:00
A guided walking tour of grounds and courtyard of Old Hunstanton Hall, starting at St Mary’s Church, Old Hunstanton led by Nick Torry

HUNSTANTON SELF-GUIDED TOWN WALKS
Throughout the week and anytime for that matter, 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 PLAN

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.

HUNSTANTON RAILWAY PETITION

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