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.
Speaker: Steve Molloy
Steve is a retired Police Inspector and has, since his retirement, worked as a security manager at the Glastonbury Festival. His talk provides an insight into the workings of the Festival.
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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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.
Photographers of Somerset
Speaker: Phil Nichols
Phil is one of a small team who has put together a very informative directory of the professional photographers working in the old county of Somerset. The book will be on sale and is a must for collectors and local historians: the CD included in the price is crammed with information.
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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.
Talks later in 2019
20 June - History Group - Geoff Hale: Clevedon Light Opera Club
18 July - History Group - Members own: Pier Memories; and Summer Supper
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