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Clevedon Civic Society



Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

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All meetings are held at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Somerset Churches

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

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Bristol Water

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.