Who Are We?


Rotherham District Civic Society stands for protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham and improving the environment for the present and future generations.

What We Stand For

What We Stand For

We stand for protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of the town and district and improving the environment for the present future generations.


That is why we, as a group, try to ensure that local people have a voice in matters concerning a wide range of issues.


We act as a co-ordinator and consultative body by liaising with local authorities, planning committees and decision makers in the pursuit of the Society's objectives.


Who We Are

We are an entirely voluntary organisation of people who live and work in Rotherham Borough and are driven by a deep care for its past, present and future.


The Society is steered by an Executive Committee which is elected at the annual AGM in June and brings together a wide range of skills and experience, from lthe wider community.


Do you have a skill or passion about the place where you work, play and live?

Why not come along to a meeting to find out more about the work of the society and join us.


Follow our latest news and activities.

Corporate Membership

As a business you may want to have your say on how decisions are made to improve the locality and secure the rich heritage of Rotherham.


RDCS Blue Plaque (Colour)
Donal Bailey
Derek Dalton
Charles Sargen Jagger
Ann Hinchliffe
Frederick Trueman
Ivy Cottage
Peter Bartle
Sir onald Bailey OBE
William Green
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Blue Plaques

A blue plaque is a permanent sign  installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or a former building on the site, serving as a historical marker,


If you care about Rotherham and share our concerns to make Rotherham an even better place to live, work or do business and attract visitors then why not become a member of the Society.


Our fundamental principles and core values.

New Blue Plaque Booklet

Thomas Rotheram Blue Plaque Unveiled


The Society is delighted to have unveiled its latest Blue Plaque dedicated to Thomas Rotherham (1423-1500)

Thomas was a Rotherham cleric and statesman and rose to the position of Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York.

The chapel of Jesus is in Rotherham Minster whilst the
Grade II listed remains of the College of Jesus are in
Effingham Street behind the Pawnbrokers shop.

The Blue Plaque was unveiled by Rotherham MP Sarah Champion on Yorkshire Day. During the speach the MP congratulated the Society for its work and recommended the "Discovering Rotherham - The Blue Plaque Booklet" where additional information can be found about all the plaques in and around the Bourough of Rotherham.

The Society has a good turnout with many peole staying to ask questions about the Society.

Thomas Rotherham
Thomas Rotherham
rotherham college of jesus door
rotherham college of jesus door

All New Members joining the society will be eligible to receive their complimentary copy of Discovering Rotherham - "The Blue Plaque Trail".

Membership enquiries either by phone or email

Contact Bernard Fletcher on 07879048660

Walking Tour of Rotherham 

Trail Guided Walking Tour

Saturday 16th March - Rotherham Museum

Join us for an exciting "Trial" Guided Walking Tour hosted by the Rotherham District Civic Society. Explore the rich history and heritage of Rotherham as we take you on a journey starting at Clifton Park Museum. Discover hidden gems, fascinating stories and iconic landmarks with our knowledgeable guide.

This in-person event is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of our great town and meet the team of Volunteer guides.

We plan to officially open and launch regular FREE guided walks shortly. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to delve into the past of Rotherham on its very first outing  (be kind and supportive of our guides!).

We are inviting 15 members of the public to join our guides as we tread the historic path through the Town to test out the route!

Please scan to book your free place.

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