The campaign to save Clevedon Pier from demolition in the late 1970s was a huge community effort involving many local people. The late Tony Wring  will be remembered for the important role he played, in helping to ensure that the Pier would survive. Today, we welcomed various members of the Wring family including Tony’s widow, Carole, and son Nick, on to the Pier for the unveiling of a new commemorative plaque. The words on the plaque sum up Tony’s contribution nicely.

Anthony M. Wring. C.Eng, MIET recognised this Pier’s importance in time and place, devoted skill and passion to raising awareness nationally – gathering support and facts for the Public Inquiry.

Tony commissioned the scale-model of Clevedon Pier which was used at the 1980 Public Inquiry (an Inquiry which resulted in the local authority not being allowed to demolish what was left of the Pier). The model, along with other documents covering the campaign to save the Pier, is held in our Community Archive.