One Direction 10th Anniversary Celebrations Help Historic Pier

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Video credit On Demand Entertainment. 

Many of us will remember the squeals of excitement as One Direction took over Clevedon Pier.

 

 

The English and Irish pop band enjoyed 61 number ones, notching up an incredible 36 million sales worldwide, including 20 million singles, 11 million albums and over a million DVDs. Made in the AM, released in October of 2015,  just before the hiatus, was their fifth album to debut in the Billboard top 10 — breaking a record set by The Beatles.

Fans of One Direction have been flocking to the Grade 1 listed pier in North Somerset, after the group issued a video called ‘10 Years of One Direction’ promoted with the hashtag #10YearsOf1D, which shows highlights of the past decade for the group.

 

Phil Curme, chairman of Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust, said: “This has been a very difficult year for the Pier, but an unexpected highlight has been the way in which Clevedon Pier has been an essential place for One Direction fans to visit, in much the same way as Abbey Road became an iconic location for fans of The Beatles.

Relive the magic and watch their Clevedon based music video for “You And I”

 

 

Clevedon Pier, which was built in 1869, is the only Grade I listed pier in the country. It is now open again, although with some restrictions to ensure social distancing. To find out more visit: www.clevedonpier.co.uk