Doncaster Civic Trust

An independent group of local people interested in Doncaster’s heritage

A Welcome from our Chairman

chairman2016I’m so pleased you have visited our website. I hope you enjoy finding out more about Doncaster Civic Trust and our activities.

We have been around for a long time – in 2021 we celebrate our 75th anniversary. Over the years we have often been influential in promoting good architecture and urban design and helping protect valuable historic buildings and townscape.

You can get a flavour of our history by visiting our archive section on this website.

But we continue to be very active. At the moment, we are putting a lot of energy and resources into developing an education programme to help our young people in Doncaster better understand and value our rich architectural heritage.

And we are expanding our popular guided walks programme.

At £5 per annum, membership is very good value. If you are interested in architecture and the historic built environment we think you will enjoy our programme of talks. If you want, you could become involved in any of our activity groups – for example, joining our planning committee, manning our stand at local history fairs or helping us expand our tree planting scheme.

John Holmes
Chairman, Doncaster Civic Trust

2022 Heritage Calendar

Steve Kimber and Andy Ward have organised another calendar with historic Doncaster images.  The cover features a fabulous photograph by Edgar Leonard Scrivens showing French Gate, with the Guildhall on the left.

The Calendar is now available price £7.99, from the TIC, next to the Mansion House, open 10 am-3.30 pm and closed on Sundays.


Happy 75th Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of Doncaster Civic Trust in 1946.

Whilst we cannot meet to celebrate, film maker Mark Waterhouse has updated the films about the Trust to incorporate a new logo. 

You can see these below


 Bursary Round 7 Open

New for 2020 – check out our bursary mentor programme.

We are pleased to announce that round 7 of our bursary scheme is now open to applicants from Doncaster who wish to study built environment or traditional craft subjects.

Our cash grants can help students pay their tuition fees or fund the extras that can make the learning experience more rewarding. Find out more by clicking here.


2018 Schools Design Challenge


2018 Schools Design Challenge

Our chairman, John Holmes, with St Alban’s Primary School children who won first prize in the Trust’s annual design challenge at Doncaster Mansion House.

View Mark Waterhouse’s film of The Great Design Challenge 2018


Winter Talks Programme Cancelled

We regret that because of the present health emergency we are not currently able to offer members our usual winter programme of talks.

However, we do still continue to provide some of our services such as our newsletter, Trust Topics which is published several times a year for our members.

Please also note that our bursary programme is still open to applicants and our 2021 Heritage Calendar is now on sale.

Discover Doncaster – History and Geography for Kids

On Sale Now at Waterstones, Frenchgate, Doncaster and recommended by Doncaster Civic Trust. Read more.Discover Doncaster

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