Happy 150th birthday, Clevedon Pier!
PUBLISHED: 10:35 25 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:35 25 April 2019
Clevedon Pier, the only Grade 1 listed pier in England, is celebrating its 150th birthday.
Clevedon Pier opened in 1869 to receive paddle-steamer passengers from Devon and Wales.
Today, it is a focal point for events in Clevedon, and, once again, you can take boat trips aboard a paddle ship.
Clevedon Pier, the only Grade 1 Listed pier in England, quoted as being 'the most beautiful Pier in England' by Sir John Betjeman, is celebrating its 150th birthday.
Fitting celebrations are planned on the pier on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27, to mark this historic milestone.
With activities going on all day, the evening will involve a ticket-only event of live music, with a spectacular fireworks display.
Expect a dazzling array of entertainment including live music from Teresea de Roberto, Rock Choir Somerset Coast, Amplify, Extreme Cello and more, plus dancing from Mumtaz Bollywood.
Throughout 2019, the pier will be presenting many special events and offers, including some surprises.
For the very first time, Clevedon Pier's archives will be on display in the Porthole Room, allowing visitors to learn all about its long and interesting history.
A special commemorative 'Clevedon Pier – The First 150 Years' souvenir brochure will be available, and part of the celebrations will include a public memories area for which organisers are appealing to the public to share their pier stories and images.
Find out more at www.clevedonpier.co.uk