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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, 6 April Chairman: James Foulds

Conservation Group meetings: 21 March & 2 May

Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meetings: 22 March & 24 May

Chairman: Bob Hardcastle (Tel: 871633)

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.

Clevedon Books now on sale, here:

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Can you help to identify any of these people?

They were all members of the Clevedon Home Guard during World War ll

Click here to go to the Clevedon Home Guard Page

Details of our Talks through to July 2017

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Footpaths Group meetings: 6 June & 5 September

Chair: Carol Wood

 A programme of

TEN monthly talks

on the 2nd Thursday of the month

Membership of FOUR associated groups:

Local History Group

Environment Group

Conservation and Planning Group

Footpaths Group

Local History Group includes a further:

TEN monthly talks on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and involvement in various other interest groups such as Collectors’ Lot and  Postcards Corner.

Footpaths Group: you will be welcome to frequent walks ranging from 3 to 5 miles and of varying difficulty.  

Click on the page for more details.

Details of membership can be found by clicking here - now!

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

Pub lunch.

Leader Liz Byrd:

Telephone: 872633.   

Long Ashton.

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The Civic Society has just announced the winners of its prestigious awards which it makes annually to new buildings or landscape projects which it considers the most interesting and which will enhance the townscape.

The two Community Achievement awards are shared by the Clevedon Pier Trust for the new visitor centre and to MARLENS for restoration of the town's Marine Lake.

Community Achievement Awards

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Environment Awards

The Society's Environment Awards (Highly Commended) go to three worthy winners, Murray’s in Hill Road, Teatro Lounge in Great Western Road and The Lodge in The Avenue.

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See the Conservation & Planning Group page for more details.

The History and Work of the RNLI’

Simon Hannaford

This talk begins with a brief history of the RNLI from its inception in 1824 through the years to the present day. It will focus on the vessels which are currently in operation today, including the new all-weather boat, The Shannon.

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All meetings are at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Cadbury Camp

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

3 miles a couple of easy stiles

Pub lunch

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Guy Liardet

The Submarine Cold War

Guy Liardet left the Navy in 1989 in the rank of Rear Admiral having served in 14 ships in most parts of the world – seven times through the Suez Canal! He is an anti submarine and mine warfare specialist and has held several weapon development and trials posts. His last two tours were as a sea-going Rear-Admiral, mainly operating with the Americans and finally, Commandant of the Joint Services Defence College at Greenwich, running educative courses for officers at half-colonel rank in all three services.

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