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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: Thursday, 2 June Chairman: James Foulds

Conservation Group meetings: 24 May & 5 July

Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meetings: 11 May & 13 July

Chairman: Bob Hardcastle (Tel: 871633)

Footpaths Group meetings: 6 June & 5 September

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.

All meetings are held at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

The Bristol Bridge Massacre of 1793

Mike Manson

The Bristol Bridge Riot of 30 September 1793 began as a protest at renewal of an act levying tolls on Bristol Bridge, which included the proposal to demolish several houses near the bridge in order to create a new access road, and controversy about the date for removal of gates.  11 people were killed and 45 injured, making it one of the worst massacres of the 18th century in England.


The walk will be 7 miles, grade moderate with one steep uphill footpath and one shortish steep downhill on a tarmac lane.

Leave Strode Road Car Park @ 09.30

Lasting 2.5 hours.

Not dog suitable as few areas where they can be off the lead.

Lunch at Bleadon Tea Rooms.

Park in the free village car park where there are toilets.

Leaders: Jenny and Simon. Phone: 790582

Bleadon Hill



Clapton Moor

A 4 mile walk

 Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

Pub Lunch.

leaders Wendy & Geoff Moore


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Anthony Poulton-Smith

‘Pop to the loo’. A simple thing to do in the modern world, but earlier generations had to toddle off down the path to the privy at the bottom of the garden. A hole in a board in the summer is bad enough, but after dark, with a candle? This talk includes a number of narratives from the Toilet Tales of Yesteryear and told as only the British can.

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