Clevedon Pier: The First 150 Years

2019 marks the 150th Anniversary of the opening of Clevedon Pier. It is a credit to our local community that the Pier still stands proud on Clevedon’s beautiful historic beachfront – an iconic structure that attracts over 100,000 visitors per year. During this special 150th year we will be hosting a programme of wonderful celebratory events starting on the 27th May Bank Holiday with a day of entertainment, a ticketed evening concert and a late evening firework display.

On the 27th May the programme of entertainment will start at 11am and run through until 5pm (the cost will be normal Pier entry). The opening act will be the ever popular Barnacle Boys who will entertain visitors from a pitch on the landward end viewing deck. Six acts will be then be performing on our Pier Head stage – Amplify, The Road Trips, The Bristol Rock Choir, The Mumtaz Bollywood Dance Company, Extreme Cello and finally Teresa de Roberto. Secondly, there will be a ‘Birthday Sunset Party’ running from 7pm until 10pm. This will be a £12 per head ticketed (16+) event consisting of live music and dance from Planet Boogie followed by a spectacular firework display courtesy of FireMagic.

In addition we will be showcasing the work of our Community Archive team for one week starting from the 27th May. The Pier has a wonderful collection of historical documents and artefacts and whilst a small proportion is on view in Discover @ the Pier we don’t have the space to have more on public display. So for one week following the birthday celebration we will be exhibiting a selection of interesting items in the Porthole Room.

Later in the season we will be continuing the celebrations with a series of events which includes ‘Summer Serenades’ every weekend, wine & gin tastings, one-off concerts (including the ever popular Bristol Military Wives Choir), Porthole Room talks, salsa dancing and various other exciting performances and activities.

Our 15oth Anniversary has been funded entirely by donations from local businesses and we are extremely grateful for their support.

AJP Insurance Services – Higos

Allianz Insurance Services – Allianz

Avalon Telecom & Telecommunications – Avalon Somerset

Hawthorns Clevedon Retirement Village (Our Main Sponsor) – The Hawthorns: Retire with Style

Avon Fire Systems – Fire & Safety Systems

Barista 67 – Haircuts, Coffee and Cake

Books on the Hill – Independent Book Shop

Bristol Airport – Amazing Journeys Start Here

Bristol Port – Bristol’s Global Gateway

Cadbury Garden Centre – Blue Diamond

Centregreat – Centregreat Engineering

Clarks – Clarks Shoes

Clevedon Sailing Club – Sailing Club

Clevedon Town Council – Local Government

Dorothea Restorations – Architectural Ironwork Restoration

Emily Charlotte Moran – Artist, Illustrator & Designer

Fallen Tree – Micro Pub

Fire Magic – Fireworks

Fizz Gallery – Gallery & Framing

Foremost Signs – Sign Maker

Graham Spooner – Private Individual

Harbour  – Family Law

Hobdens – Removals

K3 Retail – Retail Technology

Magnox – Socio Economic Scheme

Orchard IT – Computer Support

Proper Job – DiY

Reeds Rains – Estate and Letting Agents

SKF – Aerospace in Clevedon

Sore Thumb – One Dog, Two Designers

Star Legal – Clevedon Legal Experts

That Copy Shop – Printing & Design Services

The North Somerset Times – Local Newspaper

Total Produce – Fruit & Vegetables

TR Scaffolding – Solutions to Temporary Works

Triangle Networks – Join the Full Fibre Revolution

Twisted Oak Brewery – Suppliers of Pier Bier

Wards – Clevedon Legal Experts

Yeates – Removals & Self Storage 

The following items are now on sale.

  • Our Souvenir Anniversary Booklet
  • A specially brewed commemorative beer: Pier Bier