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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.

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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Site updated on 23 September, 2014

Conservation Group reply to proposed Salthouse Café

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Compton Martin walk - report & photograph

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Footpaths Group Forthcoming Walks

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News of the recent and future Working Parties

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Environment/Footpath Groups ‘projects’ walk

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John Lewis PLC

Andy McLaren & Steve Hill

John Lewis opened a drapery shop in 1864 at 132 Oxford Street, in London. He had been born in Shepton Mallet in Somerset in 1836, and been apprenticed at 14 to a linen draper in Wells. He came to London in 1856 and worked as a salesman for Peter Robinson, an Oxford Street draper, rising to be his silk buyer. In 1864 he turned down Robinson’s offer of a partnership and rented his own premises on the north side of Oxford Street, on part of the site now occupied by the department store which bears his name.

The next edition of ‘The Clevedonian’ is due to be published on the 13th November 2014.

We would love to hear from Society members who would like to contribute an article, preferably with photographs, to be featured in the magazine.

The deadline for your material is Sunday 19th October, just let me know at clevedonian@clevedon-civic-society.org.uk or speak to me at a meeting.

The Autumn 2014 Clevedonian.

Meet at the Barn Car Park to depart at 09.30.

4.5 miles with some stiles and muddy tracks.
Pub lunch.  

Leader:Carol Wood

Blagdon/Butcombe

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All meetings are at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Lists of the 2015 talks can now be seen at:

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History Group walk to Charterhouse

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Working Party

The area by the Marine Hill Drinking Fountain will be cleared today…

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Over the Mountains - Under the Sea

John Rostron

From earliest times Man has constantly tried to shape and control his environment.  This talk on the ‘Evolution of Communications’ is intended to explore the various mechanical and electrical technologies used in our need to communicate with each other over the last two thousand years.

All meetings are at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Thanks to those who were able to help with the de-rusting of the double metal gates to the cemetery on the morning of Monday 22 September.

The good turnout meant that we completed the de-rusting much quicker than anticipated – and even got a first coat of Hammerite on the worst area to “hold” it until we can paint the gates.

The painting is planned now for this Friday. Bob Hardcastle will bring paint, brushes etc – so painting clothes needed and rubber/protective gloves. Weather permitting we should get the gates painted then – with coffee at the Salthouse to follow!

Looking forward to seeing as many as possible on the day.

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Working Party