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Villages by the Sea. BBC1 South West. Panorama. Monday 16 December, 07:30 p.m.

Clovelly Villages By The Sea   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

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Vivien Foster, Clovelly resident, awarded an OBE!

Vivien Foster, Co-Founder and President of the Merchant Navy Association, was awarded an OBE by The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for her services to the Association. It was set up in 1989 to raise awareness of the commitment and sacrifice of merchant seafarers during war and conflict. Many congratulations – a proud day for Clovelly!   https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ko1bZnHSJ/?igshid=bb67hkynqxbgz

GOOD NEWS about the seal pup!! Ellie Jarvis

GOOD NEWS!! We’ve received the following from the charity which rescued the poorly seal pup recently found in Clovelly Harbour:  “The seal went to Penbode Vets for an overnight stay and now is in our holding unit in Cornwall waiting for a space in a rehab centre to become available. The seal is doing better and is making good progress. 🙂” The British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

A very poorly seal pup washed up on Sunday 27 October

A very poorly seal pup was washed up during high tide right outside Crazy Kate’s cottage and was rescued that evening. Needing treatment for a deep cut in its head, the seal pup showed signs of being an orphan and was taken urgently to a vet. Fingers crossed the pup makes it …

Presentation of the Cyril Webber Cup to Sadie Davies

Photo taken by Ellie Jarvis.  L-R: Quinton Davies, John Webber, Sadie Davies, Gary Readman, Simon de Burgh, The Hon. John Rous The formal presentation of the engraved Cyril Webber Cup to Sadie Davies took place on Clovelly’s Apple Day at the Red Lion Harbour Bar on 23rd October. Sadie was the first lady and only the fourth person to have achieved the formidable feat of completing the 15 mile swim from

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Recent photoshoot at Clovelly. Photos by Ellie Jarvis

Click on title above to view Ellie’s photos. We are delighted that Clovelly was selected as the location for a recent photoshoot over three days for a major clothing company. The campaign is due to launch in the New Year, and we’ll be sure to share more details then.

Clovelly awarded GOLD in the RHS Britain in Bloom South West competition!!

Click on title above to Read More.   Amazing results!  Especially for the Lime Kiln to be given the highest award as a new entry in its first year. ‘In your Neighbourhood’ Awards as follows: Lime Kiln Community Potager:  Level 5 – Outstanding Jubilee Fountain:  Level 5 – Outstanding Providence Row:  Level 4 – Thriving Lime Kiln    

Two Torridge Businesses Commended at National Awards

Clovelly Estate Company and Mitchell & Dickinson Ltd were Highly Commended at the National energy efficiency awards in Birmingham on Friday 27th of September for insulating the entire historic village of Clovelly. The awards ceremony, run by the Energy Efficiency Association, was presented by actor and comedian James Nesbitt OBE and television presenter Dan Walker.  The awards recognise the highest achievements in the UK in the fields of insulation and

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Chef Sanjay Kumar – an expert on the panel of BBC Radio 4 Food Programme

Chef Sanjay Kumar has been our great Cookery Demonstrator at the Lobster & Crab Feast for years.  When invited to Sheila Dillon’s Food Programme, BBC Radio 4, on 29 September he was one of the experts on the panel to discuss the role of food additives in our everyday lives and diets. He also referred to his daughter’s needs for particular food additives. You can listen to it by following

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