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Events at Clovelly

October 28, 2016

It is Apple Season – so we are holding our first Apple Day with lots of lovely apple crafts and activities.  On arrival at Clovelly you will see apple pressing by Gatcombe valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre, so please do bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice or if you wish, you can bring more for pasteurisation and bottling for which there will be a charge (£1.90 per 75...

November 02, 2016


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

This year we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Clovelly Herring Festival, which 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,...



Clovelly has been awarded GOLD in the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Villages' South West in Bloom competition 2016.  Entirely due to the efforts of the Clovelly Gardening Group and residents. Photo taken at the award presentation.  L-R: Lord Fellowes, Ellie Jarvis, Su Maddocks, Sharon King, The Hon. John Rous.

In a forthcoming episode (details of date and time will be posted up), viewers can follow a couple who are keen to find a house in North Devon.  Clovelly was filmed in the village and harbour to show how beautiful the area is and offers a calm reflection of the days when speed, noise and stress were not what they are today.

Recently I was given as a gift a book, a photograph and a postcard. The book was an award to an old resident of Clovelly for school attendance dated 1914-15 and will rightly find a home in the Clovelly archives. The photograph was also about an award, but this time of a life saved and was of the presentation to four Clovelly fishermen, one of whom was my father. The postcard was from Canada, picturing buffaloes grazing and it was dated August 15th 1906. It was addressed to Master B Pengilly,... more