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Lobster & Crab Feast – Lobster Box Race

Lobster & Crab Feast, Sunday 2nd September. The first Lobster Box Race will be held this year. The aim is to see how many boxes one can run over in the harbour.  Participants bringing wet clothes and shoes to wear, welcome.

Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

Clovelly Court Gardens crops are at last really soaking up the rain and filling out. The squash and pumpkins have thrown out a new flush of growth, though for some of the vines it was a little too late. The fine butternut squash variety ‘Tiana’ which we chose for this year is performing as reliably as ever at least. The celeriac are also beginning to swell and with good September

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More 4 filming in Devon & Cornwall

More 4 filming in Devon & Cornwall started on 8th August at Clovelly for their upcoming series about life in Devon & Cornwall.  As part of 3 days of filming, covering the life of the village and what goes on behind the scenes, they filmed The Hon. John Rous and Mr Mukti Mitchell, Director of Mitchell & Dickinson at Crazy Kate’s Cottage, the home of Ms. Ellie Jarvis.  John Rous

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Clovelly Gig Regatta

August 18, 2018 is when the West Country boasts a long tradition of racing pilot gigs. Gig racing is exciting and strenuous, with crews reaching speeds of 9 knots in North Devon’s powerful tidal waters. You’re assured an exhilarating day’s racing. So come along and cheer on the brave crews! Normal admission charges apply

National Britain in Bloom judging day – Blog by Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

National Britain in Bloom – judging day at Clovelly.  The judges visited Clovelly village on 6th August and I hope it will be as big a success as the Clovelly Community Gardening Group could make it. They also saw a working garden and work in progress and seemed to really take on board our work so far as well as our hopes and plans for the future. We took a

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Gig naming ceremony. Blog by Ellie Jarvis

Gig naming ceremony – by the oldest pilot gig club in N. Devon The Gig Club celebrated the launch of its brand new fibreglass gig boat on Sunday August 5th.  Television presenter, Amanda Lamb, officially named the boat, ‘Headon Home’, by spraying a bottle of fizz over its bow.  Launched from Clovelly Lifeboat slip to cheers from the crowd of gig club members and lifeboat crew, as well as friends,

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Lifeboat Weekend in aid of the R.N.L.I.

4th & 5th August 2018 is when this popular event takes place and 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

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Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

July. Another week of extremes! Our rain dancing finally came to fruition this weekend past – to such an alarming extent that no one could have been prepared. Looking back at our rain gauge records we literally had three months of rain in the last three days…to the decimal. Although I’m overjoyed about the rain, the wind was rather catastrophic. I’ve spent most of the weekend holding down plants as

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Woolsery Agricultural show

On July 30, 2018 it is held on the field below the Estate house. 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

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Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

July. SW in Bloom Wow! What a week. A huge amount of preparation went into this past week, culminating in the visit on Friday from the Britain in Bloom regional judges along with the BBC 2 film crew. I am so proud how well the gardens team and Clovelly Community Gardening Group pulled together. And how phenomenally hard everyone worked. It is an honour to be part of such a

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