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Letter from 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/

A fascinating article by long standing Pier Supporters Club Secretary Austin Davis

https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/08/12/clevedon-pier-1990-to-2001/

From the Clevedon Civic Society’s booklet – 2002

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.

Click on the image left for link to more information.

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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Erecting a Pier – the Early Days

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Piers and Public Health – Your Pier Needs You

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The Story of the Pier Flagstaff

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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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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.

Click on the image left for link to more information.

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

Click on image for link

Specification to build a Pier – 1867 Style

Click on image for link

Erecting a Pier – the Early Days

Click on image for link

Piers and Public Health – Your Pier Needs You

Click on image for link

The Story of the Pier Flagstaff

Click on image for link

The Book of Clevedon ‘Save the Pier’ Scrapbook

Click on image for link

From public to private ownership

Click on image for link

ArchiveInFive….Artefacts No.1

Click on image for link

ArchiveInFive….Artefacts No.2

Click on image for link