Craft Fair Saturday May 12

For two years Clare Craft Markets have earned themselves a fantastic reputation. Everything that is sold at our craft markets is handmade by the person who is selling and we attract stallholders from across East Anglia selling a stunning range of items including ceramics, original art work, papercrafts, felting, hand made candles, silver jewellery and lots more.

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.

Old School Community Centre Silver Jubilee 2015


Another historic date for Clare to celebrate ! 2015 marks the 25th year since the Old School Community Centre opened it’s doors.

To celebrate CHOC are holding an open day on Saturday 3rd October 2015 (10 am – 3:00pm) more details will be announced soon.

We are intending to have a display showing the history of the school and the community centre and would really like to hear from from former pupils, staff or anybody connected with the school / community centre

We are particularly interested in photos, documents and stories about the school so if you have anything you would like to share with us (Copies will be fine or we can arrange to have the originals copied) please contact us at

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

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