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Lentsherd: An unusual Clovelly Shrove Tuesday tradition. Clovelly is a close community, uniquely linked to the past, fiercely proud of its fishing heritage as well as the history of its residents, and the traditions which have meant so much to so many.  For generations every Shrove Tuesday, the children of Clovelly have taken part in a curious custom, which is said to rid Clovelly of all the bad things from the previous year, chasing bad spirits away and banishing the Devil into the sea with a... more

BBC4 came to film our barometer at the Clovelly Lookout in February for their upcoming series about the history of weather forecastingfrom it’s beginnings to present day forecasting which helps businesses to maximise profits and to predict ever changing climates and weather patterns. . EPISODE 1: MEASURING WEATHER: FROM SUPERSTITION TO SCIENCE FITZROY’S LIFE TIME: 1780-1865  EPISODE 2 –WEATHER AND WAR FITZROY’S DEATH TO D-DAY (1865-1944) EPISODE 3: WEATHER AND MONEY POST-WAR

Clovelly features in 'Escape to the Country', BBC 1, on Tuesday 16 February at 3pm

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