Gordano Civic Society

Founded 1956

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Programme of events 2019/2020 for reference   

Please note: Meetings now held on first Monday of the month.

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 2 Sept 2019

Bristol and its maps.

Jeff Bishop, local author.

Monday 7 Oct 2019

The Battle of the Falkland Islands 1914 and 1982 with particular reference to Portishead.

Pat Shipsides, artist.

Sunday 13 Oct 2019

A walk on the Naish Estate, Clapton-in-Gordano.

With local geologist Mark Howson F.G.S.

Cost £2. Meet at Folk Hall car park at 2 pm for shared lifts. Some stiles and slippery slopes so good footwear needed.

Monday 4 Nov 2019

'Gordano in the Mountains'  

Mark Howson, F.G.S. local geologist

Monday 2 Dec 2019

The Project Team from National Grid – their plans for work in the Gordano area relating to Hinkley Point.

Wendy Sergeant will also be bringing one of her singing groups.


Monday 6 Jan 2020

From Brycgstow to Bristol in 45 bridges. The story of the bridges that span the waterways of Bristol.

Jeff Lucas, Gordano Civic Society member.

Monday 3 Feb 2020

The future of wildlife conservation in the UK from a local perspective.

Chris Sperring MBE.

Monday 2 Mar 2020

A salutary lesson – Hanging felons at the scene of their crime in south-west England 1730-1830.

Professor Steve Poole, U.W.E.

Saturday 14 Mar 2020

A walk with Tom Chown on Walton Common to look at the archaeology including the banjo enclosure.


Sorry this walk is postponed

Monday 6 April 2020

Meeting cancelled and AGM postponed


Sunday 3 May 2020

Grand Day Out – Banwell Caves.

Sorry this event is postponed

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

Summer 2020 events: For ALHA walks meet at Folk Hall, Portishead at times shown. No need to pre-book. Pay on the day and a contribution towards travelling expenses for the driver.

Sat 25/Sun 26 July 2020

Portishead Summer Show

Sorry this event is cancelled




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