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

  • Ordinary £12 per year
  • Out of county £18 per year
  • Joint concession £12 per year
  • Senior citizens £8 per year
  • Life membership £60

Corporate membership

  • Bronze £75
  • Silver £150
  • Gold £300

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
  • 12 digital copies of the 'Desborough Scrapbook'

2019 Programme

All monthly lectures start at 7.30pm.

Monday 30th September

"Out of Your Comfort Zone" by Hilary Guy.

Monday 28th October

"The Life of a National Trust Archaeologist" by Rachael Hall.

Monday 25th November

"British Extinctions, Re-introduced Aliens" by Nigel Slater.

Monday 16th December

"Old Desborough Photos Street by Street" by Steve Richards

2020 Programme

All monthly lectures start at 7.30pm.

Monday 27th January

"Bog Bodies" by David Brown.

Monday 24th February

"Edgcote: a tale of betrayal, a battle and a barmaid" by Graham Evans.

Friday 20th March

"Brown’s Hospital, Stamford" by David Wallington.

Monday 27th April

"Saints, Sinners, Stars and Scandals: our big houses and their owners" by Darek Blunt.

Monday 25th May

"The Enigmatic Story of Bletchley Park" by Alan Marchant.

Monday 29th June

"Soup and Suspenders" by Mike Stroud.