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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

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The Story of Ballooning in the Bristol Area

John Penny

This talk traces the development of local ballooning to include the rarely mentioned 18Cent. and then goes on to cover notable aspects of the 19Cent. Finally 20Cent activities are accompanied by audio and film clips.

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Battling the Bombers

David Young

Behind the scenes of bomb disposal with someone who was there.

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My Life with Shire Horses

Michael Horler

Michael attended shows throughout the Country and competed with his shire horses. His talk also includes his training of the horses both here and abroad.

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All meetings are held at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

The Boer War

Dr Eric Young

The Boer War as seen by Dorset, Somerset and Devon members of the Territorial Army on their first time abroad.

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Grandma’s Garden

Yvonne Bell

A colourful and nostalgic look at the Edwardian garden.  Quotations, poems and cartoons provide amusement. 

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Bring on the Elephants and

other Tall Theatrical Tales

Peter Longman

100 years ago putting up a theatre was a good way of making money. The arrival of the cinema and TV changed all that and most of the old buildings were lost. This talk explores the resulting consequences and reveals some of the 'sleeping beauties' that are waiting to be revived.

War Graves

A talk by a representative of the War Graves Commission.

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Grandma Bryant

A granddaughter's recording of a Clevedon character.

Sally Smalley

A History of Weston-s-Mare High Street

Pat Hase

A stroll along Weston High Street and the changes it has seen.

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Clevedon Community First Responders

Judith Boulden

This talk is about the role of CFRs, its history and there will be a demonstration of a Defibrillator.

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Ronald Hutton

How old are our current ways of celebrating Halloween and how old is the festival itself? Is it essentially Christian, pagan or neither and should it be honoured at all? This talk is designed to answer these questions and more.

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A mission with its roots in Clevedon - a very local story

History  of the Mission to Seamen

Philip Auden

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Votes for Women

Carol Wood

2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of granting (some) women the vote. In this illustrated talk Carol will look at the campaign to convince politicians and the public that women could be trusted with the vote and reflect on the differences this has made to the lives of men and women.

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Members Own

Members visits to war graves in Clevedon and elsewhere

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All meetings are held at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3