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Cley Advent Windows 2023

Cley Advent Windows opened with seven village businesses revealing their advent windows on December 1st; Artemis, Made in Cley, The George and Dragon, Cley Mill, Cley Smokehouse, Picnic Fayre and finally the Three Swallows which generously offered pizza, mulled wine and mince pies. Father Christmas was there to inspect the windows too which were lit from 4-8pm! Many more windows were revealed throughout December to complete the Cley Advent Calendar


Carols on the Quay 2023

Always the best way to start Christmas, with the Fakenham Town Band and carol singing, bar including mulled wine and hot chocolate, fabulous raffle prizes, and FATHER CHRISTMAS arriving (and leaving) by boat! Visitors wrapped up warm and brought their family and friends.

Cley Harbour Day 2023

Cley Harbour Day was a great success with the quayside filled with visitors of all ages enjoying the various activities. Small pirates, canoe racers, plank walkers joined in the fun and games, along with Punch and Judy, The Blakeney Old Wild Rovers and Pirate Joe and the Foreign Locals. The rain stayed away and the bar, the BBQ, the raffle and merchandise stall were kept busy all day. A big “thank you” to everyone involved including the army of helpers and supporters.  See you all next year….

Open Gardens Raised Funds for RNLI & t Harbour 2022

The weather set fair for an opening of 16 beautiful gardens and allotments hidden and tucked away throughout the picturesque coastal village of Cley.  Refreshments were available from the village shops, cafes, and pubs as hundreds of visitors toured the village over a hot summer weekend. A plant sale and wood-turning stall, children’s treasure hunt, and raffle were all available too. Thank you to all involved for your hard work and generosity which gave so much joy. 

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BBC 'Villages by the Sea' in Cley next the Sea in 2022

The BBC visited Cley to investigate its maritime history and work to restore the Harbour.  Ben Robinson discovered that due to Dutch settlers in the Elizabethan era, it's not as ‘next the sea’ as it once was. Cley was a thriving port with big ships on the waterfront and the church contains medieval seafaring graffiti. A fire in the 1600s destroyed most of Cley and a local historian explores embankments that turned waterways in to farmland.  Finally our very own Simon Read showed Ben recent work to reclaim Cley’s quayside.

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