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The Manchester Civic Society is a registered charity that, since its formal launch in November 1995, has been ‘keeping a watch over the city’ and ‘fostering a sense of pride in Manchester’.

We cover the City of Manchester and the whole of Greater Manchester except where a local Society exists.

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John Kershaw – 1950 -2016

John Kershaw 1950 - 2016

John Kershaw 1950-2016


We are sorry to announce that John Kershaw, long standing Chairman of Manchester Civic Society, died suddenly on 16th November 2016.

John was an active Chairman and fought many campaigns on behalf of the City of Manchester and Greater Manchester and had a particular fondness of the City’s many quirky and historic pubs, some of which he fought to save.

He was also Chairman of  the North West Association of Civic Trusts  and Societies (NWACTS), Trustee of Civic Voice and Chairman of The Freedom Association’s Management Committee.

John was a true one-off character who will be missed by all at the Civic Society.  His contribution to the Civic movement locally, regionally and nationally will not be forgotten, and the Committee of Manchester Civic Society will continue  to uphold the causes he was passionate about.








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