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The Ultimate Music Quiz – Clare Christmas Lights Committee

Six decades of music and a fun night out. Music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the Noughties

Get your business or association to put in a team and help raise money for Clare’s Christmas Light Display.

Saturday 5th April 2014, Clare Town Hall

Bar opens 7.00pm for a 7:30pm start

Teams of up to 6 £2.50 per team member. To book a team contact Vicki on 01787 278105 or 07765 468137

Clare and District Horticultural Society AGM followed by talk on Culinary Flowers

10th April 2014

Old School Community Centre Committee Room, 7.30 – 8pm

 Followed by a

Clare Garden Club Event:


 Culinary Flowers

A brief talk and exhibition of recipes and exhibits to encourage experiments with culinary flowers.


 Seed and Seedlings Swop

 Please bring any spare seeds or seedlings,

(feel free to add to donations box if you have nothing to swop)

Free to members, non-members welcome.

Membership is only £5.00 per year and this includes the fantastic benefit of 50% off  your Autumn seed order.

Visit for latest list of events for the Horticultural Society / Garden Club.

For more details ring 01787 277082 (Olive)

or e-mail

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Clare Auction

Logo-Header1Auction day has been a feature of Clare for many years and has been much missed since Manders moved after their site was developed for housing.

Clare Auction hopes to bring the buzz back to this beautiful Suffolk town by hosting a regular antique and collectibles auction in Clare Town Hall.

The first Auction will be held on 24th May 2014 (Viewing will also take place on 23rd May between 3:00pm and 8:00pm)

Clare Auction viewing from 9:00 to 11:00.

Auction starts at 11:00 sharp.

Antiques, collectables and general auction. Up to 500 lots. 10% buyer’s premium, flat fee for vendors.

Visist for more details


contact on 07990795570


Clare Historical & Archaeological Society: Dr Carenza Lewis on the 2013 Excavations in Clare Castle

576565_10152894715315052_1845717219_nWednesday 26th March 2014

Dr Lewis will speak about the findings of the excavations carried out in May and September 2013. Many Clare residents were among the volunteer diggers and should especially appreciate the opportunity to hear her talk. All welcome. Members and visitors free.

Contact: on 01787 277249

7.30 pm Clare Town Hall

Clare Historical & Archaeological Society Entertainment – ‘Ancestral Voices’



Ancestral Voices presents a unique blend of history and music. Through a combination of historical narrative, contemporary accounts, visual images and period music, Ancestral Voices brings the past to the present. All welcome. Members free. Visitors £2.00. A real bargain. Tickets on the door. Suitable for children.

Contact: on 01787 277249

Friday 7th March. 7.30 pm, Clare Town Hall

Clare Seekers Social Club Meetings 2014

11th February 2014 Clare Seekers social club – an afternoon with Gill Green
11th March 2014 Clare Seekers social club – social and games
8th April 2014 Clare Seekers social club – birthday celebrations
13th March 2014 Clare Seekers social club – sports day
10th June 2014 Clare Seekers social club – Rosemary Jacob, the experience of a corset consultant
8th July 2014 Clare Seekers social club – Sue Thomson – poetry please

All meetings run from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Old School Hall, Clare

Contact Trudi Nicholl on 01440 785407