The group has been running for over 35 years, during that time it’s aims and ideals have remained the same. We wish to foster an interest in the town’s history, to research and share our findings with as wide an audience as possible.
The original research group, VILLAGE PUMP has added enormously to the knowledge of the town and its people. Because of its success we have recently expanded on it to include, the MILITARY CHEST, COLLECTORS LOT and POSTCARD CORNER. These groups plus our BOOK & DVD SHOP can be viewed under the appropriate menu. These make interesting reading or viewing and are excellent value for money . The group offer a free limited research service to Civic Society members.
In Clevedon we are blessed with a rich source of historical interest, the town’s Victorian architecture is some of the finest in the country, and many of the town’s folk over the years have had interesting tales to tell.
Please use our Website, we hope you will find that small item of information that has been eluding you. All members of the Civic Society are welcome to attend our meetings, and a warm welcome is given to any visitors from near or far. We pride ourselves on the fact that many of our monthly talks are provided by group members.
Please join us for a friendly and interesting evening.
Photographs taken by Wendy Moore and Julie Slocombe during the Local History Group walk to Charterhouse in the Mendip Hills on the 4th September 2014.
This book of six engravings of Clevedon was published in the town by A.R. Ransford of the Royal Library in Hill Road. It was sent to the Society by an un-named correspondent from Surrey, who found the book whilst clearing out a house. We thank that person for the gift.
A lot has changed since this engraving was etched, but a lot is familiar as well.
Described in the book as ‘Clevedon from the Park Hill’.
Christ Church - described in the book as ‘New Church’ and the area as ‘Mount Elton’.
Described as ‘The Old Church and distant view of Clevedon’
Described as ‘Distant view of Walton Castle & Sir Abraham’s Hill. From Strawberry Hill’
Described in the book as ‘South Front of Clevedon Court’