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  HRH The Princess Royal visited Clovelly on the 6th May to open the beautifully restored Jubilee Fountain in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Local dignitaries, the sculptor of the fountain plaques and inscription, Joe Hemming, and veteran actor and Clovelly resident, Joss Ackland were all presented to the Princess. In her address, the Princess royal said: “Thank you for this – to celebrate Her Majesty’s jubilee in this lovely space. This is a really nice idea. ... more

The owner of Clovelly, The Hon. John Rous DL, was sworn in as High Sheriff of Devon at All Saints Church, Clovelly on the 27th March.  His term of office will last 12 months and he succeeds Mr. John Albert Thomas Lee OBE. The Hon. John Rous DL read the formal Declaration of Office, then signed the same and Mrs. Judith Kauntze JP, Chairwoman of the N. and E. Devon Magistrates’ Association, witnessed the Declaration. The new High Sheriff then appointed his Under Sheriff, Mr. Simon Barnett ,  his... more

H V Morton wrote this book, published in 1926, which was a best seller. In it, Clovelly was described as "the old established beauty queen of England - and knows it.  It cannot be left out of any tour because it is unique; an English Amalfi rising sheer above the bay". The broadcaster, John McCarthy, followed H V Morton's travels, and at Clovelly he interviewed celebrity actor and resident, Joss Ackland CBE, The Hon. John Rous, owner of the estate and Niall Taylor, member of the HV Morton... more