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RNLI Yellow Welly Cobble Wobble, 5th May

Run with 12ish wobbly off road miles of Devon hills for charity. The RNLI Yellow Welly Cobble Wobble will take you on a trip through time with special access to the Clovelly estate. You will take gentle undulations on fire roads through plantations, trails weaving through woodland, challenging climbs and technical descents. The course will find you running through the ancient woodland of Brownsham woods with a lot of elevation

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‘Devon and Cornwall’ filming by True North for More4

(Photo of Black Church Rock, Clovelly) This series will be going out weekly, starting on Monday 1st April at 9 pm on More4. 3 days filming at Clovelly in August 2018 was covering the life of the village and what goes on behind the scenes.   Clovelly now features in Episodes 1, 2, 5 and 6.  The filming of the climb up Black Church Rock (Mouthmill Cove to the West of

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Britain in Bloom, BBC2, 26 March. Clovelly, winner of National Gold Award 2018, to feature in this series. Ellie Jarvis.

Episode 2, presented by Chris Bavin, was aired on 26, March 2019 and can still be viewed for 22 days https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0003mx9/britain-in-bloom-series-2-episode-2 This programme explored the particular challenges of gardening in Clovelly and the often creative ways that residents approach ‘Bloom’. Imagine the effort involved in sledging materials such as gravel, decking, compost etc. to their cottages! Presenter Chris Bavin spent time in the village, filming members of the Clovelly Community Gardening

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Lentsherd, Shrove Tuesday. Ellie Jarvis

Despite the challenging circumstances of torrential rain, which impacted the numbers of children and parents attending, it actually turned out to be very enjoyable! Spotlight and Westcountry TV came to film and managed to create lovely pieces, one live and one pre-recorded for an hour later.    They spoke to several children, and others attending including The Hon. John Rous. There was a lovely atmosphere and it was in fact delightful! 

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“All Over The Place” episode, CBBC channel, 16:30, Monday 11 March

This was secret filming for the BBC on 1st October 2018.  The production team spent the day filming Clovelly and the donkeys.   We can now mention the name of the programme on our website and social media. The presenters, Ed Petrie and Naomi Wilkinson, were very happy to pose for photos at the time. The show will remain on the CBBC I-player for 29 days after the live broadcast on

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Refurbishment of Red Lion Hotel bars and reception

The Red Lion Hotel situated on the harbour wall is undertaking further major renovations.  The Harbour Bar and reception area are expected to be completed by 8th March and the Snug Bar by 29th March. The reception area is being refurbished using our much loved local Delabole slate as the flooring.  Delabole slate is admittedly Cornish – but we cannot have everything in Devon.  A reception desk picks up on

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A Devonshire Lad in the Great War, Autobiography of Frank Ellis

Gary Lewis, Australia, emailed some very nice feedback after reading our October E-newsletter.   Thank you so much for Sending me the Clovelly News Letter. My name is Gary Cruse Ellis and Although we are 6th gen Australians my Forbears are Proud Clovelly People.  My Grandfather was Jabez Cruse Ellis who came to Australia in 1877.  His Father was William Ellis born 1821 in clovelly and his mother was Anne Cruse

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Crazy Kate’s Cottage. History of Britain in 100 homes by Phil Spencer. Channel 4.

Crazy Kate’s Cottage, built in the 1500s, is a home of Ellie Jarvis, Textile Designer, who loves it as a ‘borrowed’ home  It features in Episode 1, ‘From Cave Dwellers to Home Makers’ on Channel 4. In this episode, Phil Spencer reveals 13 homes of all shapes, sizes and styles from primitive prehistoric pads to houses built as status symbols. There are 30 days left to view same by clicking on https://www.channel4.com/programmes/phil-spencer-history-of-britain-in-100-homes To see

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Pirates of Clovelly

Best New Years Eve party ever! 31st December 2018. We like to celebrate our history and Clovelly has plenty of Pirates going back over the centuries.  There will be pirates, gunpowder to illuminate the quay and a pirates table loaded with the spoils from their latest voyage. So come and celebrate another year’s passing, plus a disco to party away in to the New Year. If you like dressing up join

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Boxing Day BBQ

26th December 2018, Boxing day is the perfect time to walk off the excesses of our Christmas festivities. Why not enjoy a walk in the mooring in North Devon and join us of a BBQ lunch and hog roast on the quay with FREE entrance into the village all day and live music. The perfect family day to follow on from Christmas day.