Gordano Civic Society

Founded 1956

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Programme of events 2018/2019

Past events programmes for reference:















Please note: Meetings now held on Mondays

All Monday meetings are held at the Somerset Hall, The Precinct, Portishead at 7.30 pm

Car parking immediately behind hall in Wyndham Way car park. Visitors welcome – cost £3 inc refreshments.

Monday 24 Sept  2018

Wessex Water, the environment & treating your sewage.

An illustrated talk by Dr John Bagnall, Quality Manager, Environment & Catchment Strategy

Saturday 6 Oct 2018

Visit to Lydney’s Lost Fleet.

Details >>

Monday 29 Oct 2018

Lighthouses of the Bristol Channel

An illustrated talk by John Page.

Monday 26 Nov 2018

Henry V  

An illustrated talk by Prof. Ron Hutton

Monday 10 Dec 2018

Christmas Extravaganza

With John Penny

Monday 28 Jan 2019

The High Street, Portishead: formerly known as Mill Street and Duck Street.

An illustrated talk by Sandy Tebbutt

Monday 25 Feb 2019

Vernacular Houses of North Somerset

An illustrated talk by John Rickard

Saturday 9 Mar 2019

Visit to St Peter's Church, Portishead and tower for 15 people.   

Meet at 11 am. Book via Sandy Tebbutt.

Monday 11 March 2019

Everyday life in 17th century Portishead.

An illustrated talk by Dr Mark Hailwood

Monday 29 April 2019

The Bristol Riots of 1831 (N.B. Change to programme) Poster >>

An illustrated talk by Steve Spear.

Including short AGM

Note: All Monday meetings are held at the Somerset Hall, The Precinct, Portishead at 7.30 pm

Summer events: For ALHA walks no need to pre-book. Pay on the day and a contribution towards travelling expenses for the driver.

Monday 13 May 2019

ALHA walk: GLENSIDE HOSPITAL AND MUSEUM. How did the Victorians look after their patients? How does this compare to today? A short walk around the hospital and grounds finishing at the museum for refreshments.

Led by Stella Mann – Curator at the Glenside Museum for psychiatric health.

Meet at 6:45pm for 7pm start at the museum car park. Entrance opposite the Old Tavern pub. BS16 1DD

Saturday 18 / Sunday 19 May 2019

Coach trip to Llangollen Railway and Foxfield Railway with canal boat trip across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Overnight hotel stay.

Organised by WC&P Railway Group. Limited availability but all are welcome. Details >>

Saturday 22 June 2019


Coach trip with guided tour of Curry Rivel village and church, Willows and Wetland Centre, Weston Zoyland Pumping Station, Weston Zoyland concert and tea.

Details >>

Monday 24 June 2019

ALHA walk: SALTFORD BRASS MILL. See how the team have put recent grants to use to make the mill a fabulous place to visit

Led by Patrick Beazley and the mill's volunteer team.

Meet at 6:45pm for 7pm start at the Shallows car park BS31 3EG

Saturday 27/ Sunday 28 July 2019

Portishead Summer Show

Visit our stand and join or renew your membership.