Clevedon, The Pier c.1955
Photo ref: C116048
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This pier and hotel were both built in 1869. By the 1950s the pier was making a loss, although it remained popular. Lack of maintenance led to its collapse in 1970. A preservation trust was set up, taking many years to raise the money for restoration.

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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.

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