Archive Volunteer Jane

Jane is a well known, well loved and extremely knowledgeable local historian who is an indispensable volunteer to the Archive.   During lockdown Jane has been supporting Bette in dealing with

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The Archive in Lockdown

During the restrictions that Covid has placed upon us all during 2020 the Volunteer Team who run the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Archive have been busy working away quietly on

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George Double Building Contractor

George Double was the builder appointed to rebuild the Pier Head and Landing Stage at Clevedon Pier in 1891. Recently, the pier archive team have had some interesting correspondence with

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Find out about the Archive Catalogue

The Clevedon Pier Archive Catalogues holds many thousands of entries collating and referencing information about what is held in the collections. There are two ways to learn a little bit

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The Piermaster’s Wife

In April 1870, William Mants was appointed Pier Master by the Clevedon Pier Company.  His contract of employment is a lovely handwritten document and makes a fascinating read.  His salary

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Clevedon Pier 1990 to 2001

Resume and personal reflections of Austin Davis Thanks to Jane Lilly and the Clevedon Civic Society History Group the Archive is slowly gaining a complete collection of the CCS publications.

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3 Captains (and counting)

We love a Captain at the Clevedon Pier Archive and there are a few of them around in our collections which help bring the history and the heritage of the

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Openings and Re-openings

Clevedon Pier must hold a record for openings and re-openings and making a very fine celebration of each and every one. The history of the pier – in four parts

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What The Butler Saw

One of the many treasures held on Clevedon Pier is a Mutoscope or what is often called a What the Butler Saw device. Victorian seaside visitors would pop a penny

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Aunt Sallys and Cocoanuts

A report of the Clevedon Local Board of Health from 1885 contains an intriguing debate about whether Clevedon Beach should be used for entertainments such as Aunt Sally – an

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Artefacts

The Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Archive holds several hundred artefacts to do with the history and heritage of the pier and the town. The Archive Volunteers aim to share

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Captain Alexander Campbell Citation

Captain Alexander Campbell was part of the Scottish Campbell family famous for building steamships and paddlesteamers. Alexander captained many of these ships including those that sailed in the Bristol Channel.

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