Main Meeting - Thursday 13 February 2020
The British Honours System
Speaker: Ashley Jones
This is a presentation about the many interesting facets of the British honours system, including some of the lesser known awards and some well-known recipients. It also includes advice on how to successfully nominate worthy individuals and how to initiate the required process with a strong chance of success.
History Group - Thursday 20 February 2020
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Speaker: Rebecca Smith
Commemorating The Fallen
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.
The main Society Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month.
March - 20thC Society inc. Architecture
April - Still Battling the Bombers
May - The History of Bristol Zoo
September - Nobel Prizes
October - History of Morris Dancing
November - tbc
The History Group hold their meetings on the third Thursday of the month.
March - Portishead High Street
April - Coates Cider
May - A Wrecker's Tales
June - Village Friendly Societies
July - Members' Own: Tales of My Grandparents, and Summer Supper
September - Pier Archive
October - Old Household Electrical Appliances
November - Members' Own: Where We Used to Shop, and Winter Supper.
The dates of the next meetings of the various Committees are listed below.
All members of the Civic Society are welcome to attend our Group Meetings. Please contact the Group Chair 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.
Thursday 2 April 2020
Chair: Mike Graham
Conservation & Planning Group:
Tuesday 18 February 2020
Chair: John Tranter, tel: 873507
Thursday 23 April 2020
Chair: Jonathan Hurford
Tuesday 3 March 2020
Chair: Ross Janes, tel: 876157