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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Executive Committee meeting: Tuesday, 21 June Chairman: James Foulds

Conservation Group meetings: 5 July & 16 August

Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meetings: 13 July & 14 September

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

Cadbury Hill, Congresbury

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 10.am

Cafe lunch.

Leader Dave Long

Phone: 875174

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J B Bowler of Bath

Stuart Burroughs  

 J B Bowler & Sons' were the ‘Nuts & Bolts’ men of Bath. 

The firm’s final closure was forced by Bath Council's compulsory purchase of the firm's Corn Street site for a multi-storey car park. Luckily, another local businessman, Russell Frears, was so struck by the historical continuity the premises represented that he bought the entire contents of the building for £2,000 and founded the Bath Industrial Heritage Trust to preserve them.

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Photographs by Margaret Stranks

All meetings are held at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Sand Bay and Kewstoke

An approx 6 miles walk.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

Bring a picnic.  

Leaders James Foulds & Carol Wood

Phone: 269789.  

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Local and National Place Names

Richard Coates

We will look at how place names are put together, how scholars interested in them come to their conclusions and how some juicy place names in Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire arose

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Message from the Environment Group Chairman

What a successful working party we had on the 24th May!

Thanks to all of you who were able to help – one of the best ever in terms of numbers.

Just as well though as “many hands make light work” – and we managed to collect about twenty bags of mainly plastic rubbish from the sea shore area by Marshall’s Field – not to mention the three car tyres, plastic seat and numerous large plastic boxes etc.

Our thanks are due as well to Glendale for providing us with the “community toolkit trailer” and for taking all the rubbish away on completion. I think that is a facility we may well use again in the future.

Thanks again.

Bob Hardcastle

May Working Party

Photographs from Angela Slotte