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Programme of events 2006/2007 for reference

Fri 8 Sept 2006


They lived at this address - personalities of Bristol and Bath and their achievements.


An illustrated talk by Gordon Tarrant, a registered West Country Tourist Board Guide.

Tues 12 Sept 2006

Visit to Clifton Rocks Railway.



Sat 30 Sept 2006


Visit to Arnos Vale cemetery to discover some of the lives commemorated there.

Walk led by Joyce & Richard Smith. Duration - 2 hrs. 


Fri 13 October 2006


A trilogy of books on the North Somerset coast

An illustrated talk by authors Rosie & Howard Smith.

Sat 14 October 2006


A walk around historic Nailsea.


 Duration 1.5 hrs.

Fri 10 November 2006


A look back to Portishead of the 1950s with the local history research group, celebrating 50 years of the Gordano Society.

MEMBERS ONLY


Fri 8 December 2006


The art of the magician. Followed by punch and mince pies.


An illustrated talk by Tony Griffith, a professional magician and member of the Inner Magic Circle.

Fri 12 January 2007

Passing the Point.


An illustrated talk by Bernard McCall based on his recent book on the ships which pass Battery Point.

Fri 9 February 2007


The evolution of the Gordano landscape.

An illustrated talk by James Bond, landscape archaeologist.

Fri 9 March 2007


8000 years at Avebury.

An illustrated talk by Bryan Amesbury.

Sat 24 March 2007


All day Local History Study Day - subject Migrants


UWE, Fishponds. Five speakers on various aspects. Tickets £6. Details - Sandy Tebbutt.

Weds 28 March 2007 


Oral history evening at 45 Nore Road at 7.30 pm. Local History Group meeting.

Talk from Kath Holden, Oral Historian from UWE.

Fri 13 April 2007

The restoration of Nailsea Tythe barn. Followed by AGM.

An illustrated talk by David Francis.


Note: All Friday meetings were held at the Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead.

Summer Events:

Tue 8 May 2007

Full day excursion by coach to Forde Abbey



Fri 4 May to Sun 13 May 2007


North Somerset Arts Week

Please support your local artists in Portishead. Total of 117 venues in North Somerset. See www.northsomersetarts.org.uk

Mon 14 May 2007


ALHA Walk at Frenchay

A stroll around Frenchay Common including a last chance to visit the museum on its present site with local historian Alan Freke.

Sun 3 June 2007


Visit to Hambrook, near Winterbourne

A stroll around Winterbourne to hear about its history from Sid Marks then tea at his home.

Mon 11 June 2007


ALHA walk at Kingsdown and Stokes Croft

Walk led by Mary Wright.

Sat 30 June 2007


Trip to Cothay Manor, near Wellington

Walk led by local resident Harry McPhillimy to see the church which was moved stone one from Central Bristol and the John Cabot connection.

Mon 9 July 2007


ALHA walk at St Werburghs



Fri 27 & Sat 28 July 2007


Portishead Flower Show & Country Fair


Tues 31 July 2007


Visit to St Vincent Rocks Railway, Clifton



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