Villages by the Sea, Clovelly. BBC1

(Linked to above and available for 29 days from 17-Dec).
 
“Archaeologist Ben Robinson reveals the story of this Devon coastal gem’s transformation from fishing village to romantic Victorian seaside resort.

Our coastal villages are often seen as remote places for retreat and relaxation. However, they have often been on the front line of history – from the
arrival of Christianity to battles with neighbours and nature; from slave trading to the birth of modern tourism.

Thanks to a powerful and pioneering woman, Clovelly found itself at the forefront of the Victorian seaside holiday revolution. Even today cars are
banned and the village is privately owned, helping to preserve it as a reminder of a bygone age”.

Released date was 29 minutes

Clovelly Maritime Festival

Sunday 21st July 2024

Watch the exciting Clovelly Cup yacht rally against a backdrop of live music, street entertainment, activities and games for the whole family. Join us for a day full of fun, all in aid of The Mission to Seafarers.