Clevedon Civic Society
Registered Charity No: 263374 - Founded in 1970
All meetings are held at
St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm
All are welcome, visitors £3
Somerset Churches in the Churches Conservation Trust.
Speaker: Helen Booker
Helen will tell us about Churches in the county under the care of the Trust, all of them worthy of preservation for historic or architectural reasons
Sub-group topics tba
Speaker: Paul Hodge
Paul’s presentation will cover the 150 years of the Bristol Water Company. How it brought clean water into a polluted city and what local sources of water are still in use.
The Dads Army Story
Speaker: Graham Sparkes
This is an illustrated account of how a television programme, which was almost never aired, went on to become the highest rated sit-com on BBC television.
Architecture of Clevedon
The influence of city architects on Clevedon's buildings
Speaker: Andy Foyle
Andy Foyle rewrote the North Somerset volume of Pevsner, as well as the new Bristol standalone volume. He is a freelance architectural historian with enormous knowledge in the field.
Talks later in 2019
12 September - Main Society - Great Weston Air Ambulance Charity
19 September - History Group - Bette Baldwin: Hoare Oak Cottage
10 October - Main Society - Capt Roger Francis: Deep Sea Pilotage, a 25 year Apprenticeship
17 October - History Group - Richard Coates - Bristolian Dialect
14 November - Main Society - Geoff Hale: BBC News Assignments
21 November - History Group - Members own: Family Scandals; and Winter Supper
Clevedon Light Opera Club
Speaker: Geoff Hale
Geoff's BBC experience is evident and this excellent raconteur is well known in Clevedon and beyond. His memories of the Light Opera Club should provide splendid entertainment.
Members Own: Pier Memories
Speakers: History Group members
Our Summer Supper meeting includes various members of the Group recalling their memories of Clevedon Pier down the years.