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Posts in category heritage

CTC: Celebrating 50 years of Conservation Areas in the UK with the IHBC


The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) wishes to support civic societies in Wales, England and Scotland to celebrate in 2017 50 years of Conservation Areas with IHBC funded support. This is an amazing opportunity for societies to apply to the IHBC for some funding to undertake a celebratory event. For more information please see: […]

‘Conservation Coach’ A study day on the move!

Conservation Coach

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales and Civic Trust Cymru have coordinated the ‘Conservation Coach’ a study day on the move on Friday 23rd September 2016. Book now for a tour by coach from Cardiff to Hay Castle, the Landmark Trust’s Llwyn Celyn and White Castle Vineyard. It promises to be an very interesting day. […]

The Demise of the Traditional Market Town

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Heritage-led or Supermarket-led Regeneration? Guest article by Edward Holland (  Abergavenny Cattle Market before and after demolition © author Historically, settlements evolved around a fortification or a place of worship.  The larger settlements then became market places where local people could trade and many became the focus for a network of communities.  From medieval times […]

Wales Heritage Group launches Manifesto for Heritage

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Maniffesto Treftadaeth_Cym   Manifesto for Heritage_Eng   For more information see: the Wales Heritage Group page

Do you have memories of the Morgan Arcade Cardiff?

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  Civic Trust Cymru’s newish offices are in the former David Morgan Department store in the Morgan Arcade, one of Cardiff’s Victorian arcades. The Morgan Quarter are collecting memories about the Arcade – can you help? See the poster below for more details.    

Wales Heritage Group’s photo competition at the Royal Welsh Show 2015


Last week the Wales Heritage Group took a table in the Ty Mawr Lime stand at the Royal Welsh Show (below: Lucie from The Ancient Monuments Society in front of the WHG table last week) Throughout the Royal Welsh we ran a (very difficult!) photo competition, where people had to guess the places in the […]

Response to the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

CTC response to Hist env wales bill

Civic Trust Cymru has submitted its response to the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill. Thanks to civic society members, members of the Civic Trust Cymru Policy Group and Board for their input and comments. Download our response: CTC response to the Communities Equality and Local Government Committee

Visual Echoes

How to choose a house

Guest article by Noel Upfold. This article was first published in the ‘Deri’ the newsletter of Rhiwbina Civic Society.  Rhiwbina is a suburb in North Cardiff, and the focus of Rhiwbina Civic Society’s characterisation or ‘Explore Rhiwbina’ project. Amongst other things, Noel is a member of Rhiwbina Civic Society ‘Explore Rhiwbina’ group.    Many recently built […]

Characterisation: exploring place with community groups

Explore your town manual

The Civic Trust’s work on characterisation continues….(This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014)

Celebrating the Chartists (article first published in 2014)


This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014.