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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

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.

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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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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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.

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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