A photographic view of Clevedon in Somerset from the end of the Pier, published by Francis Bedford & Co. Clevedon is situated on the the Bristol Channel Coast. The pier was constructed using surplus rails from Isambard Kingdom Brunel's (1806-1859) South Wales railway. Bedford (1816-1894) was a prolific and well-respected photographer, best known for his numerous topographic and architectural views of Britain. In 1857 Bedford became a member of the Photographic Society. During the 1860s and 1870s Bedford travelled extensively throughout Britain, taking hundreds of views of British scenery. He was asisted by his son, William (1846-1893) whose work is almost indistinguishable from that of his father.
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