Piermaster Mants 1872

In April 1870 a new Piermaster was appointed to be responsible for the day to day operations of the pier by the owners, the Clevedon Pier Company. William Mants would

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Clevedon 1864

The New Handbook of Clevedon – published 156 years ago this month – in May 1864 gives an insight into a seaside town which was pushing to having a pier

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Piers and Public Health

For centuries the British coastline, and piers like our own at Clevedon, have been seen as important economic, social and health resources and nowadays, the pleasure of enjoying a nostalgic,

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Erecting a Pier – Early Days

ArchiveInFive:  Erecting a Pier in Clevedon – Early Days This week’s ArchiveInFive will plot, in five postings, the early history of trying to build a pier in Clevedon by combining

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ArchiveInFive Artefacts No.1

The Old Pier Tolls Board Another favourite from the collections is this board laying out admission charges referred to as Pier Tolls. The notice board is made from what appears

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Save the Pier Scrapbook

The Book of Clevedon Pier is a scrapbook created by Lady Margaret Elton of Clevedon Court to keep newspaper cuttings, photos and ephemera about the rebuilding of the pier from

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The Pier Flagstaff

Having a flagstaff on the end of the pier was part of the earliest plans. In June 1863, plans were submitted to the Board of Trade for approval and in

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