Overlooking the Bristol Channel, the North Somerset town of Clevedon is one of the most picturesque seaside resorts in England. It has grown from an insignificant cluster of rural dwellings, at the end of the eighteenth century, to a bustling urban community in the space of just two centuries. Despite its rapid growth, it has managed to retain its traditional appeal and charm, as these beautifully illustrated pages show. With its iconic pier, seaside walkways, ornamental gardens, beaches, Marine Lake and bathing areas, Clevedon is a haven for holidaymakers. Behind the seafront, the town boasts a fine selection of Victorian and Georgian buildings, historic churches, pubs, shops and unique landmarks. As this wonderful collection of old and new images shows, there is far more to the town than just deckchairs and donkey rides.