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Events at Clovelly

October 28, 2016

Bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed, taste the juice outside the Visitor Centre, or bring more for pasteurisation and bottling from 11am to 1pm.  After entry to Clovelly, children can also enjoy apple crafts and activities with their apples from 12 to 4 pm at the Visitor Centre.  The Plough will show how to carve, sculpt and decorate them.  Do any or all to enter the Apple Art competition with...

November 02, 2016

CLOVELLY TALKS
CHAIRMAN: SIR MICHAEL BURTON . KCVO CMG
DIRECTOR: THE HON. MRS ROUS

RECEPTION-LECTURE-DEBATE-DINNER
Inaugural London Talk, The Liberal Club, Whitehall Place
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
“Why should the public fund the arts?”
Speaker: Sir Peter Bazalgette
“Most influential man in British Television”

Chair of Arts Council England. Chairman...

November 20, 2016

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.  

The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast.  Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a...

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Living in Clovelly Every day the tide washes up across the stones in the harbour and touches ‘Crazy Kate’s’ cottage,where I live.I often overhear visitors discussing the property and thinking out loud about life in Clovelly. It wasn’t so long ago that I too looked on from the harbour, daydreaming about what it would be like to live in a house like this… The description of this cottage on the Clovelly website is as follows:“Kate Lyall, known as Crazy Kate, died in 1736. Her pretty cottage with... more

In a village like Clovelly stories abound of fortune and misfortune, the tragedy and the comedy, the romance and the forsaken, the legend often embellished, the ghost story often told. Growing up in the village there was nothing more enthralling than the tales of ghosts that wandered the streets, haunting dark corners or appearing, albeit fleetingly, sitting beside long cold fire places. Nothing was more exciting to us than the ghostly pool of blood that appeared within the Rectory, usually to... more

The 13th July issue of Country Life Magazine included a 6 page article on Clovelly Court Gardens. "The whole garden, in its setting of mansion, church and surrounding rugged landscape, is intensely atmospheric, but in its present unpretentiously flourishing conditions, it is also intensely encouraging: proof that, given the right conditions and approach, there can still be a viable future for a traditional walled garden". www.countrylife.co.uk

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