ClovellyA Selection of News Articles Related to Clovelly

  • 1 Bishop Celebrates Communion at Clovelly

    Bishop of Exeter (Dr R C Mortimer) celebrated Holy Communion at Clovelly Parish Church on Sunday morning he was the first Bishop to do so there within living memory

  • 2 Fears For Clovelly Harbour's Future

    The future of Clovelly's picture postcard harbour and the safety of its beachside cottages could be

  • 3 No Mechanised Transport Vote

    By seven votes to five the annual parish meeting at Clovelly rejected a move to inquire into the possible provision

  • 4 Funeral Of Mr Steve Headon

    Many friends attended the funeral at All Saints' Church, Clovelly, of Mr Francis Stephen Headon, 64 The Quay

  • 5 Raised £3,406 for the RNLI

    1972

  • 6 Clovelly Conservatives organise entertainment

    2 November 1962

  • 7 Mr Stoneman wins gold - literally

    3 November 1964

  • 8 Were they repaid?

    17 January 1958

  • 9 Pebbles are a problem in Clovelly

    28 February 1958

  • 10 Mr Stanbury and 'Dairy Maid' are successful

    12 November 1954

  • 11

    16 March 1973

  • 12 World War 1

    26 March 1918

  • 13 Lots of winners!

    2 April 1971

  • 14 Lived with Mr and Mrs Beer

    7 April 1955

  • 15 Mr and Mrs Beer

    16 May 1958

  • 16 Travelled far and wide

    10 June 1947

  • 17 On holiday from New Zealand

    22 June 1973

  • 18 Mr Jim Hunter contributes his signature

    2 March 1973

  • 19 45 Years With Clovelly Lifeboat

    Mr Charles Shackson of 59 The Quay, Clovelly, who has retired after 45 years with the local lifeboat became

  • 20 Clovelly Gleanings Meat Whist Drive

    A meat whist drive held at the Parish Hall and organised by the Clovelly Liberal Association made over

  • Bishop Celebrates Communion at Clovelly

    Bishop of Exeter (Dr R C Mortimer) celebrated Holy Communion at Clovelly Parish Church on Sunday morning he was the first Bishop to do so there within living memory

    Bishop celebrates Communion at Clovelly - March 1963

     

    Six confirmed

    When the Bishop of Exeter (Dr R C Mortimer) celebrated Holy Communion at Clovelly Parish Church on Sunday morning he was the first Bishop to do so there within living memory. After his address the Bishop confirmed six candidate, all from the parish, and these were among the first to take Communion as the service continued.

    This procedure goes back to the very early centuries of the Christian Church. The candidates, ranging in age from 13 to the late 40s, were presented by the Rector (Rev R O H Eppingstone).

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  • Fears For Clovelly Harbour's Future

    The future of Clovelly's picture postcard harbour and the safety of its beachside cottages could be

    Fears For Clovelly Harbour's Future - 11th March 1977

     

    The future of Clovelly's picture postcard harbour and the safety of its beachside cottages could be threatened unless action is taken quickly to repair the breakwater which protects the centuries old harbour wall it was warned yesterday.
    A repair scheme could cost upto £30,000 and the problem is who should pay the bill.
    The harbour is owned by the Clovelly Estate Company and its managing director, Captain M W B Kerr, told the Gazette this week: "We cannot afford to pay for the work."
    Up to now the Department of the

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  • No Mechanised Transport Vote

    By seven votes to five the annual parish meeting at Clovelly rejected a move to inquire into the possible provision

    No Mechanised Transport Vote At Clovelly - 11th March 1977

     

    By seven votes to five the annual parish meeting at Clovelly rejected a move to inquire into the possible provision of light mechanised transport up and down the famous cobbled, stepped High Street.
    Putting forward the idea, Mr Stan Nicholls said he thought it to be possible to provide some kind of transport. It would relieve the difficulty over the delivery of items such as coal. Mr J J Headon agreed that the move would solve a lot of problems.
    Opposing the plan, Mr E W Johns said the introduction

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  • Funeral Of Mr Steve Headon

    Many friends attended the funeral at All Saints' Church, Clovelly, of Mr Francis Stephen Headon, 64 The Quay

    Funeral Of Mr Steve Headon - 13th January 1967

     

    Many friends attended the funeral at All Saints' Church, Clovelly, of Mr Francis Stephen Headon, 64 The Quay, whose death at 81 occurred suddenly at the united New Year Watchnight Service at Clovelly Methodist Church.
    The Rector, Rev R O H Eppingstone, officiated at the funeral service, with Mr Storey at the organ.
    Immediate mourners: Mr and Mrs S A Headon, Miss Pauline Headon, Mr and Mrs J J Headon, Mr and Mrs Greene, Mr and Mrs J Whitefield, Mr and Mrs J Hancock, Mr and Mrs N Carter, Mrs W

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  • Raised £3,406 for the RNLI

    1972

    Achievement in 1972

    1972 Clovelly Ladies Lifeboat Guild


    Clovelly Ladies Lifeboat Guild have raised £3,406 in the past year for the RNLI reveals the annual statement of accounts. Sale of souvenirs accounted for £1,973.08 of the total.
    Whist drives raised £124.95; Christmas cards, £7.38; flag day collection £154.68; boxes £643.10; dance £91.40; subscriptions £7.55; centenary booklets £13.65; donations £21.82; slipway box £67.56; tub in the boathouse £200.40; rocking boat £101.10.
    Details of the box collections: Tea room £2.11; Kings Arms £1.74; Hartland Post Office £2.16; Hartland Quay £2.45; Dr Mackenzie £4.04; Mrs Biggs £4.17; Mrs F Shackson £85.50, Mrs Edwards £235.50; Mrs Morris £217.83, Mrs

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  • Clovelly Conservatives organise entertainment

    2 November 1962

    Total of 14 tables were used at a whist drive organised by Clovelly Conservatives at the School Hall.

    1962 whist drive at Clovelly

    Mr W Robins was door steward and Mr Nicholls was MC.
    Prize winners were: Mrs J Bragg, Mrs A Burrow, Mrs Aust, Mrs Wonnacott, Mr Locket, Mr Whittaker, Mr J Burrow, Mr L May, Mr F May, Miss Turner. Prizes were presented by Miss Mullins. In a draw fruit was won by Mrs Cole, while Mr P Ellis held the lucky number ticket.
    Refreshments were served by Mesdames Headon, Dean, Dickenson, Minette Tridgell, Law, Vigars and Miss Self.
    A whist drive organised

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  • Mr Stoneman wins gold - literally

    3 November 1964

    Just 12 months after becoming the owner of Clovelly Cross petrol filling station, Mr Tim Stoneman has learned that it has been judgedNorth Devon winner of the Shell Shine '72 competition.

    1964 Shell Shine winner

    Mr Stoneman had managed the petrol station for 14 years for the Clovelly Estate Company.
    He can choose for his first prize £80 or 10 gold sovereigns. He is taking the gold. He also wins a shield and a place in the area section of the
    competition.

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  • Were they repaid?

    17 January 1958

    £30 outstanding for shelter

    1958 Clovelly bus shelter

    That the Parish Council should form themselves into a skiffle group or should have their photographs taken for sale to summer visitors were two light hearted suggestions made at Monday’s meeting of Clovelly Parish Council during a long discussion on ways and means of meeting the outstanding balance of just over £40 on the Turnpike bus shelter.
    The money is owed to two members of the Council – Mr J C Hilton an account for £52 0s 7d for supplying materials and to Mr J Cruse who, in his capacity as treasurer, paid a balance of £8

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  • Pebbles are a problem in Clovelly

    28 February 1958

    Clovelly Problem

    28.2.1958 Clovelly pebbles

    Recent gales have built up a high, wide, bank of pebbles at Clovelly which has now crept around the end of the pier and is extending in the direction of Bucks Mills.
    Anxious watch is being kept on this new ridge of pebbles because further movement in the direction of Bucks Mills will make it extremely difficult to launch Clovelly lifeboat especially at low water.
    Coxswain William Braund said on Wednesday that the gales had built up a heap of small pebbles and shingle seven or eight feet high and extending in width from the end of the

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  • Mr Stanbury and 'Dairy Maid' are successful

    12 November 1954

    Supreme champion and winner of three other challenge cups at Barnstaple and District’s Dairy Show last week was the four year old Ayrshire cow ‘Dairy Maid’ owned and bred by Mr K F Stanbury, of Downland Farm, Higher Clovelly.

    1954 Clovelly farmer1

    The photograph shows Mr Stanbury with the champion while his father holds the trophies. ‘Diary Maid’ was one of the team of Ayrshires which won the breed championship at the show. She gave 11, 240lb of milk as a heifer and his now yielding 7½lb of milk a day in her second lactation.
    At last year’s show she won a cup

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  • 16 March 1973

    Very noisy!

    16.3.1973 Clovelly custom1

    16.3.1973 Clovelly custom2

    Children from Clovelly Primary School observing the village’s traditional Shrove Tuesday ‘land-sherd’ custom of dragging tin cans on string down the cobbled High Street.
    The custom, long held in the village but of uncertain origin, aims at driving the devil away from the village for another 12 months with its boisterous noise.
    Gazette article dated 16 March 1973

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  • World War 1

    26 March 1918

    Sir – Rumour having been circulated that only certain wholesale buyers are able to obtain supplies from there, and if they were stopped the fish industry of Clovelly, Bideford and District would suffer, allow me to say that for the last 48 years I have travelled from Clovelly and Bucks to Bideford daily, that being my only source of income.

    26.3.1918 fish

    Since my husband died 16 years ago I have managed to keep my little business together, thereby being the means of supplying fish, etc. to the home of hundreds of working people. Two years ago my only assistance (an adopted son)

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  • Lots of winners!

    2 April 1971

    There were 17 tables in play at a whist drive, plus a dance, held at Clovelly Parish Hall in aid of the hall’s funds. 

    2 April 1971 Clovelly whist and dance

    Mr G Smith was the MC and Mr J J Headon the door steward. Mr Headon also presented the prizes, winners being: Mrs E Olde; Mrs Beard; Mrs Wonnacott; Mesdames J Shackson and A M Jones; Mrs T Squire; Mr J Scott; Mr D Bradford; Mr Mountjoy; Mrs L Rowe and Mr J Withecombe; Mr Heard.Draw winners were Messrs N Headon and S Nichols and Mesdames A Shackson and Howell. At the dance draw winners were Messrs Walter

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  • Lived with Mr and Mrs Beer

    7 April 1955

    Remembered by many friends at Clovelly as Harry, the evacuee who lived for eight years with Mr and Mrs W Beer at Crosslands Farm, Higher Clovelly, Mr H C Clements was married at All Saints’ Church, Fulham, recently to Miss Patricia Mary Baker, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs W Baker, 867a Fulham Road, Fulham.

    7.4.1955 evacuee wedding Clovelly

    Mr Clements is the youngest son of Mrs C Clements, 338 Wandsworth Road, Fulham.

    The wedding service was conducted by the Rev Dr A G Hawes. The bridesmaid was Miss Claire Baker and Mr L A Clements, brother of the bridegroom, discharged the duties of

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  • Mr and Mrs Beer

    16 May 1958

    Clovelly Couple’s Anniversary

    16.5.1958 Clovelly Jewell Beer

    It was a marriage without frills when 23 year old Mr Arthur Beer walked down the aisle and out of Clovelly Parish Church with his bride, Miss Ellen Grace Jewell.
    The very next day Mr Beer was back at work again because, as he explained to a Bideford Gazette reporter: ‘We just couldn’t afford a honeymoon in those days’.
    The couple were married on May 20 1908, by the then Rector, the late Rev Mr Simkins, and on Tuesday, which marked their golden wedding anniversary, they received numerous messages of congratulations.
    Mr Beer was one of a

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  • Travelled far and wide

    10 June 1947

    Over five-hundred mile have been covered by Clovelly Concert Party in their successful season which has just ended.

    10.6.1947 Clovelly Concert Party

    The high standard of their performances has won much praise from large audiences. Over 20 villages have been visited. Altogether the party raised £358 for various local organisations and they have given shows in an area roughtly bounded by Hartland, Welcombe, Bradworthy, Shebbear, Dolton, Ashreigney, Alverdiscott, Bideford, Abbotsham, Bucks Cross and Clovelly. Highest amount raised at any one parish was £39 16s 1d at Alverdiscott.
    Gazette article dated 10 June 1947

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  • On holiday from New Zealand

    22 June 1973

    Nearly 36 years ago a Clovelly man sailed the day after his marriage for a new life with his bride in New Zealand.

    Clovelly exile 22.6.1973

    Now, back again in North Devon for the first time since, 68 year old Mr Jack Slee said he was ‘absolutely stunned’ at the present day prices of land and houses.
    It was in October 1937, that Mr Slee sailed from this country with his wife, formerly Miss Winifred Hawkins, who came from Newton Poppleford and who had been governess at East Dyke, Clovelly, to the late Mr James Hilton’s children.
    Mr Slee had been farming at

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  • Mr Jim Hunter contributes his signature

    2 March 1973

    Capt A Sowman, secretary, receives on behalf of the Clovelly branch of the RNLI, a cheque for £500 from Group Capt I M Pedder, commanding RAF Chivenor. 

    2.3.1973 RNLI Clovelly

    Funds came from the sale of Air Day postal covers sent with a Lundy stamp and postmarked with the British Forces Post Office post mark at Chivenor. The 11,000 issues commemorated the Chivenor rescue unit’s 5,000 emergency calls, many of them a combined operation. Clovelly lifeboat took the covers to Lundy and they were flown back to Chivenor by Flt Lieut Ralph Probert, commander of the unit. Copies were sold at 30p or 50p

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  • 45 Years With Clovelly Lifeboat

    Mr Charles Shackson of 59 The Quay, Clovelly, who has retired after 45 years with the local lifeboat became

    45 Years with Clovelly Lifeboat

     Mr Charles Shackson of 59 The Quay, Clovelly, who has retired after 45 years with the local lifeboat became a crewman at 18.
    When, at the meeting of the Clovelly branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, he was presented with the long service plaque, it was stated that during his association with the lifeboat it had rescued 53 people.
    Mr Shackson, who is suceeded as mechanic by Mr Tom Cruse, is one of five brothers who have served in the lifeboat crew as did their father and grandfather before them. Brother Percy is still
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  • Clovelly Gleanings Meat Whist Drive

    A meat whist drive held at the Parish Hall and organised by the Clovelly Liberal Association made over

    Clovelly Gleanings Meat Whist Drive - 17th March 1967

     

    A meat whist drive held at the Parish Hall and organised by the Clovelly Liberal Association made over £11 profit.
    M.C was Mr G Smith with 14 tables in play. Mr K Braund was door steward.
    Prizes were presented by Mrs P Jones to: ladies - Mrs J Withecombe, Mrs M Robins, Mrs J Beer. Gents - Mr J Willcocks, Mrs Davis, Mr J Cottle. Consolotation prize winners were Mesdames S Squire, A Jeffrey, J Bragg, Messrs J Burrow, V Stoneman, Miss Sheila Frances. Draw winners were Michael Cook, Mrs A Shackson, Mrs

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