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Old Nailsea from history books

  • To learn more about Nailsea's past visit Ian Sage's website which has church records and more dating back to the 15th century click HERE. For a chronological list of dates compiled by historian Peter Wright go to N&DLHS page by clicking HERE which can be freely downloaded. 


PUB PEOPLE: A drawing of the Royal Oak pub in Nailsea High Street built on what was Nailsea Heath. the Grade II listed building is a 'good example of an18th century inn despite later internal alterations. It retains its stabling and subsidiary buildings and presents a handsome façade to the High Street.

NAILSEA FILM: Take a historical tour of Nailsea past including coal mining, glassworks and tannery with this 2003 DVD. It also evokes shopping memories of Nailsea with Somerfield and New Look, Made by Yate filmmakers two decades ago and fronted by the late, great Trevor Bowen, of Nailsea & District Local History Society, it serves as a fitting memorial to the marvellous narrator who died in November 2022. Amazingly it is still available on DVD and it certainly provokes some nostalgia even if it does describe our shopping area in glowing terms. And it includes all the old photos feature on the Nailsea History Group on Facebook and some remarkable archive film of the production line of what was Britain’s second largest cider factory Coates Cider. It is available as a DVD on Amazon or here priced £12.95.

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