Gordano Civic Society

Founded 1956

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Fri 12 September 2014

'The Avon Gorge Area’

An illustrated talk by Dan Evans

Fri 10 October 2014

ALHA Annual General Meeting followed by the Jo Bettey Lecture on the ‘Bristol Region in the Late Middle Ages’

By Prof. Peter Fleming of UWE

Fri 07 November 2014

‘Songs by the Poet of Portishead’

Details …

A special presentation by The Weatherly Club. Folk Hall. Admission £5

Fri 14 November 2014

‘Port to Port’ a pictorial journey along the Sharpness to Gloucester Canal

An illustrated talk by Paul Barnett

Fri 5 December 2014

'The Musical Ones’ from Clevedon will sing some Gilbert & Sullivan songs as well as Christmas songs.

Followed by mince pies

Fri 9 January 2015

'Civil War in Bristol and its Region’

An illustrated talk by Prof. R Hutton

Fri 13 February 2015

The ‘Prisoner’ of Woodhill. The 37 years asylum of Owen Blayney Cole

An illustrated talk by Christopher Price

Fri 13 March 2015

"Clifton… The Handsomest suburb in England"

An illustrated talk by Mike Rowland

N.B. Change to programme

Fri 10 April 2015

‘Great Houses of the Gordano Valley’

An illustrated talk by Sandy Tebbutt

Note: All Friday meetings were held at the Methodist Church, High Street, Portishead.

Summer events:

Mon 8 June 2015

ALHA walk around Kingsweston Estate

Led by David Martyn. Meet at Folk Hall car park at 6.15 pm for shared lifts.

Sat 20/Sun 21 June 2015

A special weekend trip by coach to two superb steam railways, the Kent & East Sussex and the Bluebell Railway staying in 4 star Spa hotel.

Organised by WC&P Railway Group but open to all.

Mon 13 July 2015

'Secret sites of Henleaze'. ALHA walk around a small part of this interesting suburb, hopefully to include visit to Henleaze Lake.

Led by Veronica Bowerman, local historian and author. Meet at Folk Hall car park at 6.15 pm for shared lifts.  

Sat 25/ Sun 26 July 2015

Portishead Flower Show

Visit our stand at the show

Mon 10 August 2015

A easy walk around Portishead. This Victorian town has much to offer any historian or casual tourist.

Led by Sandy Tebbutt, local historian and author. Meet at the Lakeside Cafe at south end of Esplanade.

Programme of events 2014/2015 for reference

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