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The Pier’s Newspaper Collection Find out more on this link.

The Clevedon Pier Mutoscope

Also known as a ‘What The Butler Saw’ device…..a saucy early Victorian answer the motion picture.

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Cocoanuts and Rowdyism 1885

In 1885 the Clevedon Local Board of Health had an intriguing and full debate whether to allow cocoanut stalls, known as Aunt Sallys, on Clevedon Beach. Did it lead to rowdyism and gambling or was stopping it tantamount to trying to ‘snobbify’ the beach. Read more and a transcript of the newspaper report of the LBH meeting on the link. Click on the image left for link to more information.

1891 Gilded Citation

This beautiful framed and gilded citation was given to Captain Alexander Campbell by grateful customers who travelled on the Paddlesteamers Ravenswood and Waverly in the 1891 season. Click on image for link to more information.

1870 Pier Master

William Mants

Fascinating contract of employment when William Mants was appointed to the office of Pier Master, Toll Collector and Book Keeper Click on image for link

1864 The New Handbook of Clevedon

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Specification to build a Pier – 1867 Style

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Piers and Public Health – Your Pier Needs You

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The Book of Clevedon ‘Save the Pier’ Scrapbook

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From public to private ownership

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ArchiveInFive….Artefacts No.1

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ArchiveInFive….Artefacts No.2

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