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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

Public Meetings in 2019

Main Society meetings, 2nd Thursday of the month:

10 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December.

Local History Group meetings, 3rd Thursday of the Month:

17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November.

Sweet Success

Sweet Success: The Georgians in Bristol

Speaker: Elizabeth Rhodes

This talk discovers how the Georgians enjoyed the sweetest things in life (sugar?), dealt with change, upheld class division, avoided Revolution and shaped the City and its future. Commodity or Catastrophe, Legacy or Lunacy…

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Zinc Smelting: Avonmouth

Zinc smelting:  Avonmouth and beyond

Speaker: Bev Harris

Bev will talk about his 42 years’ experience in the Zinc Smelting industry, from starting at the National Smelting Company in Avonmouth and his progression through the ranks to a senior position in Rio Tinto Zinc, with responsibilities worldwide.

Sub-group topics tba


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Glastonbury Festival

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.


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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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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

Sub-group topics tba


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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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