Gordano Civic Society

Founded 1956

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Programme of events 2009/2010 for reference

Fri 11th September 2009


“The Coastguard Service“


An illustrated talk by Barry Darbon


Fri 9th October 2009


“Rocks, Landscapes and possible origin of the Bristol River Avon”



An illustrated talk by Elizabeth Devon


Fri 13th November 2009


“Missing, presumed emigrated?”


The story of British Home children sent to Canada from 1870 to 1912. An illustrated talk by Shirley Hodgson.


Fri 4th December 2009


“All aboard!“


A Maritime Miscellany of words and music by Three Men’s Company. Followed by punch and mince pies.


Fri 8th January 2010


“The making of Genteel Bath”


This talk was cancelled due to bad weather.


Fri 12th February 2010

“100 years in the saddle”


The history of the Mounted Police. An illustrated talk eve Foulkes.

Fri 12th March 2010

“Marianne North! the Remarkable Victorian Floral Artist”

An illustrated talk by Gina Merrett Smith.

Fri 9th April 2010

“Electrical household appliances of a bygone age”

An illustrated talk by Peter Lamb. Followed by AGM.

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

Summer Events:

Fri 30 / Sat 31 July 2010

Portishead Flower Show & Country Fair.

Visit our stand at the show.  

Other Summer events not listed

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