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Events at Clovelly

July 14, 2018

The day will be full of fun and packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages.

There will be another  Clovelly Cup Rally with the North Devon Yacht Club! They will be racing outside the harbour across the bay. It will be an amazing sight to see, with the boats surrounding the harbour and setting off around the race course. Bideford Sea Cadets will also be joining us in...

July 30, 2018

Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show.

A fun-filled day packed with a programme of activities.  Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions.  There will be a Dairy Marquee with displays such as yoghurt and ice cream making and the chance for children to "milk a cow" along with competitions.  You'll find bustling trade...

August 04, 2018 to August 05, 2018

Held in aid of the RNLI, this popular event is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew.
On Saturday, there will be a 2 mile sponsored sea swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly.

Sunday will be a fun-packed day with games, competitions, entertainments, food and drink, music and other family fun in and around the harbour.

The Lifeboat House will be open to visitors and there'll...

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A former Sherborne School pupil, James Kierstead, winner of the Marson Greek Prize, and now a Lecturer in Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, N.Z., has written an article in The Shirburnian about this poem in ancient Greek, remarkably composed and written by a Sherborne pupil in the Visitor's Book at the Red Lion during his overnight stay in 1889! Rachel Hassall, Sherborne School Archivist, very kindly sent the Red Lion a link to the article: http://oldshirburnian.org.uk/a-plea-... more

I lifted the marline end of the board net revealing the fish, steadily hauling back, finding hundreds of startling silver herring enmeshed and gilled throughout its length. We only had four nets out, half of what we carry, yet still the fish were filling the boat, hanging from the meshes in heavy bunches. Once we had them all on board, I sculled back to the harbour and lay the boat on the beach where, with the help of others, the nets were shaken of their catches, which were then boxed ready... more

Clovelly is delighted to have received two prestigious awards in the 2017 South West in Bloom competition.  The Clovelly Gardening Group has won a third Gold Award and a 'Best in Group' Mary Mortimer trophy.  http://www.southwestinbloom.org.uk Photo taken at the award presentation.  L-R: The Hon. John Rous, Peter Townsend, Ellie Jarvis, Su Maddocks, Lady and Lord Fellowes and Cllr. Anne Brooks, Chairwoman of Torbay Council.

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