Desborough Civic Society

About the society

Desborough Civic Society was formed in 1999 principally to encourage high standards of town planning and development and to stimulate public interest in and care for the history and character of the town and it's surroundings.

The Society is completely independent and non -political and aims to work in partnership with local and regional authorities. It has responsibility for managing the Heritage Centre in Station Road from where a series of lectures and meetings take place throughout the year.

The more members we have, the stronger our voice and we have a greater chance of influencing decisions that affect planning developments in Desborough. We can be an effective voice looking after your interests.

Out of County Membership now available for locals living outside of Desborough. You will receive the electronic version of the Desborough Scrapbook for an annual subscription of £18. Apply online below or payment can be made by cheque made out to the Desborough Civic Society and posted to Desborough Heritage Centre, 72 Station Road, Desborough NN14 2RS.

View sample of the Desborough Scrapbook

Membership Fees

  • Individual (all ages) £10 per year
  • Joint (all ages) £15 per year
  • Life membership £60

Become a member

  • Influence decisions that affect planning developments in Desborough
  • Monthly talks on Desborough heritage and occasional outings
  • Inspire a sense of civic pride

2022-2023 Programme

All monthly lectures start at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome.

Monday 30th January

"The Railways Come and Go in Our Part of the World" by Philip Staves.

Monday 27th February

"Irthlingborough & the Battle of Waterloo" by Roy York.

Monday 27th March

"Fifty Years of Northampton Archaeology" by Andy Chapman.

Monday 24th April

"Desborough Amateur Dramatic Society, 1923 to 1954" by Stella Freeman.

Monday 29th May

"Market Harborough's Industries from Roman Times" by Rosalind Willatts.

Monday 26th June

"Leicestershire Witches Trials in the 17th Century" by Leonard Holden.

Monday 25th September

"Phone Boxes" by Helen Crabtree.

Monday 30th October

"World War One Songs from the Trenche" by Andrew Smith.

Monday 27th November

"The History of Pantomime" by Martin Heath.