Archive Online Documents

Using documents from the archive and elsewhere to tell the history and heritage of Clevedon Pier. A work in progress.

Letter from the Clevedon Pier Company Collection

When is a Piermaster’s Assistant an occupation or a wife? Follow Ann Mants story to find out……wife and assistant of Piermaster Mants for 20 years at the end of the 19th century. Follow this link for more https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/09/19/the-piermasters-wife/

The Pier’s Newspaper Collection

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Specification of Works to build Clevedon Pier 1867 .

The Specification of Works for Providing, Erecting and Maintaining Clevedon Pier in 1867 (Copy) is a fascinating and fragile document which the Archive has been privileged to borrow from its private owner and digitise for the public to be able to see and read. In a mere 13 foolscap pages, it specifies the quality of the wrought iron work, timber, painting and foundations, the quantities of materials with costs, as well as the standards that the contract was to be delivered to and last but, of course, not least details about the all important ‘Modes and Times of Payment.’ It is interesting that 9 pages are taken up with contract conditions and payment details leaving a few precious pages describing how to build the foundations, legs and decking. Below are images and transcriptions of the entire document.

For more information and details follow this link:

https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/05/11/building-a-pier-1867-style/

Originally produced by the Clevedon Pier Company

Currently held in Private Collection

Digitised by Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Archive

Erecting a pier for Clevedon – the early days. An exploration of what the papers were reporting between the 1820s and 1840s about attempts to build a pier at Clevedon.

Citation: British Newspaper Archive

Heritage Interpretation Advice: Jane Lilly

Follow this link: https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/04/27/erecting-a-pier-early-days/

From Private to Public Ownership: .

An exploration of the minutes of the Clevedon Local Board of Health Minutes in the 1890s tracking how the pier changed from private ownership by the Clevedon Pier Company to public ownership by the Local Board.

Citation: Miss Shutler’s ‘As We Were’ booklet

Citation: Derek Lilly’s transcriptions.

Heritage Interpretation Advice: Jane Lilly

Follow this link: https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/04/12/clevedon-pier-private-to-public-ownership/

The Pier Flagstaff .

The checkered history of the Pier Flagstaff from early days to the present – an interesting tale told through documents, drawings and artefacts.

Heritage Interpretation Advice: Jane Lilly

Heritage Interpretation Advice: Jackie English

Follow this link: https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/03/30/flagstaff/

Saving the Pier told through Lady Eltons Scrapbook .

When one of the spans of the pier collapsed during engineering tests in October 1970, the town of Clevedon mobilised to try and save the pier from demolition. This Scrapbook is a treasure trove of newspaper, magazine and other clippings which traces some of that story.

Citation: Private Collection

Follow this link: https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/04/06/save-the-pier-scrapbook/

When is a Piermaster’s Assistant an occupation or a wife? Follow Ann Mants story to find out……wife and assistant of Piermaster Mants for 20 years at the end of the 19th century. Follow this link for more https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/09/19/the-piermasters-wife/