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Site updated on 31 January 2019.

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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

All members of the Civic Society are welcome to attend our Group Meetings. Please contact the group chairmen for the location of the meeting places.

Should any member have a point to put forward it is always possible to contact an Executive Committee member to have it brought up at a meeting.


Clevedon is a seaside resort on the Bristol Channel with easy access from the M5 at Junction 20.

Our attractive town, which has a population of about 21,000, is a vibrant mix of the old and the new, with a good selection of shops for all tastes and a wide assortment of excellent restaurants to relish.

Fantastic views are to be had across the water to South Wales along with interesting walks and one of the most famous sunsets in the country.

This all goes to making Clevedon a special place to enjoy, so  

welcome to our town.

Seafront Tidy-up and Marshall’s Field

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Walks through to March 2019

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Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, 7 February 2019 Chair: Michael Graham

Conservation Group meeting: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Chair: John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meeting: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Chair: Jonathan Hurford  

Footpaths Group meeting: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Chair: Ross Janes (Tel: 876157)

Civic Society memberships became due for renewal the the first Public meeting of 2019. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible. Forms for renewal of memberships and Gift Aiding same are available in PDF format for you to print out and complete, please click on this link to download them. These forms can also be used by anyone wishing to join the Society.

Lower Failand - 24 January

After last minute changes to scheduled walk eleven of us turned up for a replacement walk around Lower Failand. Turned out to be quite an adventure. We met several interesting people on our way. Paul Amos, at his organic farm, (Lower Failand Organic Farm who sell produce at Farmers Market in Clevedon) chatted for quite a while about his beautiful beasts. Then further on we learnt all about treasure hunting from some enthusiasts, apparently they find quite a lot of Roman coins in the area.

Just under 5 miles, although we did ‘deviate’ slightly from route show on map. It took us through some muddy fields, woods, paths and lanes. The views over Portishead and Avonmouth were excellent even though it was overcast. We rounded everything off with an excellent meal at The Failand Inn.

More photos in the main report on the Footpaths page.

A 4.5 mile circular walk.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am.

Leaders Philip and Maureen.  

Phone 07834 160198.

Pub lunch.


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Sweet Success

Sweet Success: The Georgians in Bristol

Speaker: Elizabeth Rhodes

This talk discovers how the Georgians enjoyed the sweetest things in life (sugar?), dealt with change, upheld class division, avoided Revolution and shaped the City and its future. Commodity or Catastrophe, Legacy or Lunacy…

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Zinc Smelting: Avonmouth

Zinc smelting:  Avonmouth and beyond

Speaker: Bev Harris

Bev will talk about his 42 years’ experience in the Zinc Smelting industry, from starting at the National Smelting Company in Avonmouth and his progression through the ranks to a senior position in Rio Tinto Zinc, with responsibilities worldwide.

Sub-group topics tba

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A 3 mile circular walk.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am, sturdy waterproof footwear recommended.

Leaders Jeff and Ruth.  

Phone 07857 717808.

Pub lunch.


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