"Preserve the best of the past,
promote the best of the new"
With this aim the Society began in 1963, embarking on an ambitious programme of street improvement schemes, building conservation projects and traffic studies.
Much of the Society's work today is done in partnership with South Lakeland District Council
Registered Charity Number 238470
Kendal Civic Society is an amenity organization run by volunteers who, as our mission statement indicates, wish not only to preserve the best of what is left of Kendal’s past but also to promote the best of the new to ensure that a vibrant, historic, picturesque and interesting town is passed on to future generations.
The Society is governed by our President Susie Bagot of Levens Hall, although the day-to-day running is carried out by an Executive Committee of members elected annually at the AGM.
The Executive Committee consists of twelve Trustees and as many co-opted members as necessary. The officers of the Society consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon. Secretary and Treasurer. The Council can then be split into smaller sub-committees as required.
Kendal Civic Society is registered as a charity (No. 238470).
Public Guided Walks are back in late summer 2021!
Guided walking tours of the town led by Members of Kendal Civic Society. Walks last about 1 1⁄2 - 2 hours at a steady pace. The aim is to enjoy the walk in good company learning more about our town.
Sunday 25th July 2.00pm
The Story of the market Place: Proclamation, Governance & Punishment
(Meet at the War Memorial)
Sunday 15th August 2.00pm
Fellside: Brats, Bare Knuckles & Jerry Houses
(Meet at the Town Hall)
Sunday 29th August 2.00pm
Kirkland: Church, Community and Anchorites
(Meet at the Parish Church)
For more information please contact Trevor Hughes (Honorary Secretary) on 01539 724302
Download: Guided Walks Poster 2021.pdf