Clevedon, The Pier 1892
Photo ref: 31251
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This elegant pier was built using rails torn up from the South West Railway, and opened in 1867. It was hoped that paddle steamers would call on a main route from London to South Wales, but the pier had to rely on trips to places nearer home like Minehead, Ilfracombe and Chepstow.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

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A Selection of Memories from Clevedon

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Clevedon

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On the surface of it there was nothing to do in Clevedon for a teenager, but I was wrong. Meeting up with friends and looking for entertainment, Clevedon Pier came the place to be, with a juke box and the latest records (those were the days of rock and roll) we danced all night, well, till the pier master closed up for the night. It was a regular thing that when the paddle steamer landed to drop off ...see more