Category Archives: Clare Town Hall, Market Hill, Clare

Lottery Grant award

CHOC is pleased to announce that we received a Lottery Grant in 2016 of £10,000. This grant was for electrical work in the Town Hall, including improved lighting, and LED throughout. This grant also contributed to the cost of new stacking chairs In the Old School Community Centre.

Autumn Horticultural and Produce Show



1st November 2:00pm

Divisions for local entries, plus open section with no area restrictions. Entries invited, classes include vegetables, fruit, and pot plants, cookery, preserves, flower arranging and crafts.

Classes for Late Exhibition Chrysanthemums in both divisions. Also a section for children. ew exhibitors are welcome. For more information and a schedule please contact the secretary, Olive Smith.

Contact: on 01787 277082

Venue: Clare Town Hall in Clare.

Next Clare Auction – 20th September 2014


Clare Auction viewing from 3:00pm to 8:00pm on 19th September and 9:00 to 11:00 on 20th September

Auction starts at 11:00 sharp.

About Clare Auction

The market town of Clare, Suffolk has a tradition of a regular auction that reaches back hundreds of years. For the last 30 years the auctions at Clare have specialised in antiques, collectables and general effects, and we are delighted to continue this long held tradition.

Want to sell?

Clare Auction has a new, more dealer focused approach to auction trading. Unlike other auction houses, at Clare Auction your vendor fee is fixed based on the estimate or reserve price, so you get 100% of the sale price however high the bidding goes

Want to buy?

At Clare Auction we have also made the buyer’s premium attractive to trade buyers so that you can be confident to buy the stock you want and still be safe in the knowledge that your retail margins are preserved

For more information visit

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 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