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All meetings are held at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Executive Committee meeting: Tuesday, 16 February Chairman: James Foulds

Conservation Group meetings: 1 March & 12 April

Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meetings: 16 March & 11 May

Chairman: Bob Hardcastle (Tel: 871633)

Footpaths Group meetings: 7 March & 6 June

Chair: Carol Wood

All members of the Civic Society are welcome to attend our Group Meetings. Please contact the group chairmen for the location of the meeting places.

Should any member have a point to put forward it is always possible to contact an Executive Committee member to have it brought up at a meeting.


Clevedon is a seaside resort on the Bristol Channel with easy access from the M5 at Junction 20.

Our attractive town, which has a population of about 21,000, is a vibrant mix of the old and the new, with a good selection of shops for all tastes and a wide assortment of excellent restaurants to relish.

Fantastic views are to be had across the water to South Wales along with interesting walks and one of the most famous sunsets in the country.

This all goes to making Clevedon a special place to enjoy, so  

welcome to our town.

Sandy Bateman

The Magic of Minack

This is an illustrated talk on how one woman, Rowena Cade, created an internationally renowned theatre at the bottom of her Cornish garden.


NOTE: change of speaker and subject

The talk on doom paintings describes the representation of the Last Judgement and explains the various elements of the subject. Tim will explain how these paintings evolved and show examples both from wall paintings and paintings on board and canvas. He will look at the techniques used and how the artists solved the problems of awkward locations onto which they had to project their work. Finally he will examine what happened at the Reformation, the Civil War and in Victorian church restoration.

Tim Bowly

Doom Paintings

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Cheddar Reservoir & Axbridge  

A four mile walk, leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

Leader: Liz Byrd

Telephone: 872633  

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Standing L to R

Dave Long

Exec Member

Bob Hardcastle


Bryan Osborne

Exec Member

Geoff Hale


Carol Wood


John Tranter


Helen & John Bussell


Jean Hannaford

Vice Chair & Programme Sec.

Wendy Moore


James Foulds


Helen Pegg


Rob Campbell


Seated L to R

At its November meeting the Society's Executive Committee agreed that a special award should be made to members of the St Andrew's Church Centre for all the improvements they have made, and a contribution of £100 be made to Andrew House in recognition of the valuable work undertaken by their volunteers.

The awards were presented at our AGM by our retiring chairman, Hugh Stebbing, to Eric Holdsworth, the leader of the refurbishment team.