Who are we?
The Gordano Society is a group of people with an interest in the history, conservation and environment in the Gordano area. We are affiliated to, or registered with:
Avon Local History Association
British Association for Local History
The Wildlife Trust
Campaign to Protect Rural England
North Somerset Museum
Avon Gardens Trust
We also have close connections with other similar groups within the area. We are non-party political. We have experienced members who advise on history, wildlife, planning and the environment. Therefore we are often able to give valuable opinion on many aspects concerning the Gordano area. We have been instrumental in promoting the acceptance of ‘Conservation Areas’ within Portishead and the Gordano Valley.
How did we start ?
The Gordano Society was founded in 1956 as ‘The Portishead Preservation Society’ by like-minded people who were concerned, at the time, with the destruction of some of our historic buildings and their replacement by unsympathetic constructions, all in the name of planning. Since then our scope has widened to incorporate all manner of environmental matters and historical research within the whole of the Gordano area.