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  • 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 Mr Stanbury and 'Dairy Maid' are successful

    12 November 1954

  • 9 45 Years With Clovelly Lifeboat

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

  • 10 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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  • 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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  • 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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