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

Clare Carpet Bowls – New season starts 17/9/14

Clare Carpet Bowls Club.

The Club is best described as a ‘social event with carpet bowls thrown in’!  Members meet every Wednesday evening in Hall 3 of the Community Centre from mid September to early April.  Bowling starts around 7:30pm and continues to around 10:00pm, with a break somewhere around 8:30pm for coffee and biscuits.  During the season, the Club plays friendly (non-league) matches against five other clubs, both away, at their place, and at home, our place.  Win or lose, these are enjoyable and often quite hilarious.

Our first evening for the current season is Wednesday, 17 September 2014.  Please come along and give it a try.  Previous experience of carpet bowls, or any other type of bowls, is not required.  Skill is optional!  After 20 years, we are still learning!!!

Ron Longland
23 Clarence Road
Suffolk      CO10 8QN
01787 277769

Clare Historical Society. Talks 2014 /2015

Talks 2014 /2015

Venue: Clare Old School Community Centre, Callis St, Clare, unless stated otherwise.

Tel: Peggy Smith: 01787 277249

Web: Events


Start time: 7.30

Entrance price: Members free; Visitors £2


3 October: ‘Spinning a yarn’ – Celia Gwynn

7 November:  ‘The medieval screens in Clare Church’ – Lucy Wrapson

5 December:  ‘Suffolk church chests’- David Sherlock


9 January:  ‘Wicken Fen, past present and future – Peter Green

6 February:  ‘Education in Clare, from Parish Church to State’- Tom Shaw

6 March:  ‘Servants in Suffolk country houses, 1700-1900’ – Nick Sign

10 April:  ‘Brickmaking in East Anglia from Roman Times on (including the Stoke Rd kiln)’ – Peter Minter

1 May:  ‘Bury’s Magna Carta Challenge’ – Alan Baxter

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