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February 13, 2018

Free entry after 4.30 p.m.
Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom, and the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. At dusk children set off Down-a-long, dragging clattering tin cans, which are then tied together and thrown into the sea (later retrieved). Children taking part will receive a free pancake to decorate with toppings....

March 30, 2018 to April 13, 2018

Children receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location of a number of Easter chicks perched up and down the cottages along the High Street to the quay.  If they spot at least 10 chicks, they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if they spot all 15.

Come along and join the fun. 
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May 27, 2018

This year we are also celebrating the Visitor Centre's 30th Anniversary. 

Clovelly Seaweed Festival was launched in 2015 and has been a great success.  It promotes seaweed for its immense health & nutritional benefits.  As it is hugely versatile, quay kitchens will have a surprising variety of dishes and stalls will be selling a range of seaweed products and seaweed arts and crafts.

There will...

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The spirited New Year had hardly got its hat on before beginning its merry mischief of mayhem, slamming the door on the quiet embers of the worn out old reign, intent on fun, starting out as it means to carry on. At first it was the wind, teasing, rushing, gushing, hushing, breathing out loud, whispering in and out of doorways, rattling the draughty window panes, “wake up, wake up,” playing a hollow tune upon the smoking chimney pots, clattering the copper tacked slates, whistling, singing,... more

A former Sherborne School pupil, James Kierstead, winner of the Marson Greek Prize, and now a Lecturer in Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, N.Z., has written an article in The Shirburnian about this poem in ancient Greek, remarkably composed and written by a Sherborne pupil in the Visitor's Book at the Red Lion during his overnight stay in 1889! Rachel Hassall, Sherborne School Archivist, very kindly sent the Red Lion a link to the article: http://oldshirburnian.org.uk/a-plea-... more

I lifted the marline end of the board net revealing the fish, steadily hauling back, finding hundreds of startling silver herring enmeshed and gilled throughout its length. We only had four nets out, half of what we carry, yet still the fish were filling the boat, hanging from the meshes in heavy bunches. Once we had them all on board, I sculled back to the harbour and lay the boat on the beach where, with the help of others, the nets were shaken of their catches, which were then boxed ready... more

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