The Pier’s Collection of News Cuttings

The Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Archive holds a large collection of newspaper cuttings. The collection has come from a variety of sources and the work to sort and store them has been undertaken by several of our volunteers. We are hugely grateful to all those who, in years gone by, took the time to clip, store and annotate newspaper clippings and then give them to the Pier Archive. All are held in our Newspaper Collection. There is still more work to do and we would welcome anyone who would like to help out with clipping, annotating and compiling news items from current newspapers and magazines.

Do get in touch: archivist@clevedonpier.com

At the core of the collection are many hundreds of clippings carefully sorted and stored by Archive Volunteer Philip bowman. They are in date order and a treasure trove of information for the student of Clevedon Pier.

The Book of Clevedon Pier

This collection of newspaper cuttings was created by Margaret Elton and stored in a beautiful (and very large) scrapbook. It contains newspaper cuttings about the work to save the Pier during the 1970s and the rebuilding of the Pier in the 1980s.

You can read more about this Newspaper Cuttings Scrapbook on this link.

The British Newspaper Archive is a wonderful source that has been used to help plot the early history of building a pier through newspaper reports. Thanks to local historian and archive volunteer Jane Lilly we have searched BNA and compiled a record, through newspaper reports, of the building the Pier. More on this link.

And there’s still lots to do.

There are bundles of newspaper cuttings that still need sorting and cataloguing as well as an urgent need to keep collecting reports in modern day newspapers and magazines.

If anyone would like to help please feel free to get in touch archivist@clevedonpier.com

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