Gordano Civic Society

Founded 1956

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Fri 11 September 2015

'The history of the Black Nore Lighthouse'

An illustrated talk by Bill Shier

Fri 9 October 2015

'The Water Mill at Easton-in-Gordano'

An illustrated talk by Mike Taylor

Weds 14 October 2015

ALHA AGM and Joe Bettey Lecture.

Celebrating the centenary of the sale of Abbots Leigh Estate.

Lecture by Prof Murray Stewart at Leigh Court Mansion. 18.00 - 22.00

Tickets from Sandy Tebbutt by 20th Sept £5 inc drinks and canapés.

Fri 13 November 2015

'Avon Voyage'. A visual voyage starting at Battery Point, past the docks and up the River Avon to Cumberland Basin.

An illustrated talk by Peter Gosson

N.B. change to programme

Fri 4 December 2015

'Portishead Open Air Swimming Pool'

An illustrated talk by Andy and Barbara Thatcher

Fri 8 January 2016

'The making of the English Landscape - Somerset'

An illustrated talk by James Bond

Fri 12 February 2016

The story of the start, growth and work of Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society.

An illustrated talk by Brian Worthington (Chairman) and Rosemary Musgrave (Secretary)

Fri 11 March 2016

'Winds of Change' - how the village of Portishead has been affected over many decades.

An illustrated talk by Sandy Tebbutt

Fri 8 April 2016

'The history of Bristol Blue Glass'

An illustrated talk by James Adlington

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

Summer 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.  

Mon 9 May 2016

ALHA walk: Castle Green to Old Market.

By popular demand, a return to look at another part of old Bristol.

Led by Dr. Peter Fleming, UWE History Lecturer.

Meet at 6 pm for shared lifts. Cost £2

Sat 4 June 2016

ALHA walk: Troopers Hill, St. George.

Learn of Bristol's industrial past in an area with fantastic views over Bristol, and visit a Georgian bath-house.

Led By Rob Acton-Campbell.

Meet at 1.15 pm for shared lifts. Cost £2

Mon 4 July 2016

ALHA walk: Pensford & Publow.

A short walk around two small villages with long histories.

Led by Robert Bailey and members of Pensford Local History Society.

Meet at 5.45 pm for shared lifts. Cost £2

Sat 30 / Sun 31 July

Portishead Flower Show

Visit our stand at the show

Sat 6 August 2016

ALHA walk: Purton near Sharpness.

A fascinating walk alongside the River Severn to learn some histories of 81 ancient abandoned ships and boats.

Led by Paul Barnett, Marine Archaeologist. Meet at 8.45 am. Cost £3.50

Programme of events 2015/2016 for reference

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