IN PICTURES: Clevedon Pier’s 150th birthday a ‘day to remember’

PUBLISHED: 13:28 31 May 2019

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Visitors braved the windy conditions for a fun afternoon.   
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Visitors braved the windy conditions for a fun afternoon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Clevedon Pier’s 150th birthday was a ‘day to remember’ as thousands of people flocked to the seaside.

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Visitors braved the windy conditions for a fun afternoon.   
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Visitors braved the windy conditions for a fun afternoon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

More than 3,000 people visited the pier for its anniversary.

The ticketed event on Monday evening was a sell out with the party ending with fireworks.

Chairman of the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust, Phil Curme, said: "Despite the flurry of wind and rain at 9pm, the firework finale was a fantastic spectacle for everyone.

"Our staff and volunteers did an outstanding job in putting this memorable event on and it was fantastic to see how much love and affection the people of Clevedon have for the pier."

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Volunteers Anita King and Geoff Harrison.   
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Volunteers Anita King and Geoff Harrison. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Entertainment took over the pier thanks to the Barnacle Buoys and the Mumtaz Bollywood Dance company.

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Mumtaz Bollwood Dance Company.
    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Mumtaz Bollwood Dance Company. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Visitors braved the windy conditions for a fun afternoon.   
Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Visitors braved the windy conditions for a fun afternoon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Volunteers with copies of the  commemorative book.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Pier 150th birthday celebrations. Volunteers with copies of the commemorative book. Picture: MARK ATHERTON


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