Desborough Civic Society - The Official Website for the Town of Desborough in Northants

Desborough Civic Society

The Desborough Civic Society was formed in 1999, inter alia, to...

  • Encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Desborough
  • Stimulate public interest in and care for the history and character of the town and its surroundings
  • Encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest,
  • Inspire a sense of civic pride

Download Membership Form ( PDF doc)

Post the above form once completed to...

The Membership Secretary of the Desborough Civic Society, Desborough Heritage Centre,
72 Station Road,
NN14 2RS

NEW....... 'Out of County Membership'

                                and   'Local Membership'

If you are a "Desborian" living outside

of Northamptonshire you can become an 'Out of County Member' simply by filling in the downloadable membership form and posting it with a cheque to the above address. This type of membership includes the opportunity to receive the next twelve issues of the 'Desborough Scrapbook' Emailed to you in PDF format at no extra cost.  Local members can also receive the same offer.

Twelve issues sent by Email (including membership)

Sample Edition of the 'Desborough Scrapbook'

Registered Charity

The Civic Society
The Society is  completely independent and non -political and aims to work in partnership with local and regional authorities.It organises series of lectures and meetings throughout the year ad its income is derived from subscriptions from current and former residents. It also houses the Heritage Centre in Station Road on display a remarkable range of artefacts relating to the industrial and domestic history of the town. Currently on display a commemoration of the men from Desborough who were involved in WW1.

If you are prepared to help by joining the Society please call into the Heritage Centre.

Monthly Lectures for Desborough Civic Society

Desborough Civic Society provides monthly lectures in the Heritage Centre and occasional outings and tours.                                                                                                           

 2017 Programme

 All monthly lectures start at 7.30pm.     

Monday 30th January:                  

" Kelmarsh and its Gardens"

by Annie MacCormick.

 Monday 27th February:                                                   "The Warkton Monuments and Boughton House"

by Alan Toseland . 

Monday 27th March:

"The Mystery of the Rothwell Charnel Chapel "

by Jenifer Crangle.

Monday 24th April:

"My Life in the Special Constabulary"

by Robert Denton.

Monday 22nd May:

"Spires & Squires of Northamptonshire "

by Christine Rowe.

Monday 26th June:

"Recollections of Two Post-War Baby Boomers "

by David Blake & Michael Herman.

July & August :

Summer Break.

Monday 25th September:

"Northamptonshire Curiosities II "

by Helen Crabtree.

Monday 30th October:

"Sheep that Eat Men", The Washingtons and the Wool Trade

by Martin Sirot-Smith.

Monday 27th November:

"Desborough, a town in photographs "

by Steve Richards.

Monday 18th December:

"Raiders & Traders - Vikings"

by Julie Mason.







Sketch of Desborough Church Desborough Heritage Centre

Desborough Heritage Centre
Station Road, Desborough

Contact Steve Richards

Tel: 01536 765734

Sketches provided by Robert Mercer

President: Elizabeth Saunders Watson
Chairman: Belinda Humfrey
Vice Chairman: Roger Green
Secretary: John Kemp
Treasurer: Michael Maguire

Membership Secretary: Roger Green
Honorary Vice Presidents: Clem Marlow, Robert Eden, David Ayears, John Lee, Derrick Yeomans


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