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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, 6 April Chairman: James Foulds

Conservation Group meetings: 21 March & 2 May

Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meetings: 22 March & 24 May

Chairman: Bob Hardcastle (Tel: 871633)

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.

Clevedon Books now on sale, here:

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Can you help to identify any of these people?

They were all members of the Clevedon Home Guard during World War ll

Click here to go to the Clevedon Home Guard Page

Details of our Talks through to July 2017

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Footpaths Group meetings: 7 March & 6 June

Chair: Carol Wood

A walk of 4.5miles.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

Pub lunch.

Leaders: Wendy &  Geoff Moore

Telephone: 874767.    

Clapton-in-Gordano/Charlton Farm.


 A programme of

TEN monthly talks

on the 2nd Thursday of the month

Membership of FOUR associated groups:

Local History Group

Environment Group

Conservation and Planning Group

Footpaths Group

Local History Group includes a further:

TEN monthly talks on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and involvement in various other interest groups such as Collectors’ Lot and  Postcards Corner.

Footpaths Group: you will be welcome to frequent walks ranging from 3 to 5 miles and of varying difficulty.  

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Details of membership can be found by clicking here - now!

Who designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Fact or Fiction?

Julia Elton

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has become the most visible symbol of Bristol, City of Brunel and its design is now credited to Brunel alone. In fact, the Bridge is the achievement of Sir John Hawkshaw and WH Barlow and was built in 1864, after Brunel’s death. Its story is closely bound up with advancing knowledge about the behaviour of this most unstable type of bridge, knowledge which Hawkshaw and Barlow took full advantage of in their design.

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All meetings are at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

Pub lunch.

Leader Liz Byrd:

Telephone: 872633.   

Long Ashton.

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Abbie Edbrooke was to show us around the new visitors centre on the Pier earlier this year but due to delays in its opening this has been re-scheduled to March 2017.  We shall meet at the Pier at 6.30pm, please note an hour earlier than normal! 

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NOTE: Meet at the Pier at 6.30pm

NOTE: This is a ‘members only’ meeting.

Clevedon Pier

Abbie Edbrooke

All meetings are at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3