Update 05/01/21

Due to the latest government announcement and to keep our volunteers and staff safe, the Pier will be closed until further notice.
Thank you for all your support so far in these difficult times! We look forward to welcoming you back to Clevedon Pier soon!
You can still support us by buying an Annual Pier Pass, a brass plaque, or other items from our online shop – which will remain open for delivery –
You can still contact us via enquiries@clevedonpier.com or on Facebook, but please note there may be a slight delay in replying.

Fifty years ago  ………

What happened on the day that Clevedon Pier collapsed ….

Disaster struck Clevedon Pier at 10.20 on the morning of Friday, 16th October 1970 – 50 years ago – when under load testing for insurance purposes, the southern side seventh trestle failed causing the seventh and eight spans to fall into the sea, leaving the Pierhead as an island. Click here to find out what local people felt at the time – you might be surprised.
What can visitors to the Pier actually see?
To mark the 50 years of community effort since the collapse, the Pier has arranged for 12 historical posters to be printed.
These allow visitors to the Pier to read about what happened on the day and the town’s efforts to rebuild The Pier. As our museum is closed, these will be displayed outside on the lower windows of the pagoda, with gaps between the panels to ensure social distancing.
Also on the day of the anniversary, at 2pm, a special plaque was unveiled to mark our survival.
How can you support the pier to ensure its survival for future generations ?
 We have launched a special limited edition of 50 x 50 year passes that will allow one adult plus up to 3 children access to the pier for the next 50 years for just £10 per year. Click here for more information about our limited edition 50 Year Pass and to buy one.
Click here to buy a 50 Year Pass.
Alternatively you can:
Buy a Pier plaque here
Buy a regular Annual Pass for individuals, couples or families here
Or just  make a donation to help fund our maintenance here

Amateur film footage taken by Ralph Fryer on the day the Pier collapsed. Ralph heard about the collapse whilst working in the Walton area. “I dashed home and collected my movie camera, came back and took this film.” Later in the day Ralph took his boat out and circled the broken spans capturing unique images of the stricken Pier.

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