Posted 03/01/2019 in Family by Clovelly

Lentsherd

Clovelly, North Devon Clovelly, Bideford EX39, UK
Lentsherd
Start Time
9:00 AM
End Time
5:00 PM
Start Date
05/03/2019

Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom. Historically the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. This has been going on for centuries.

At dusk children set off Down-a-long, dragging their clattering tin cans. When they reach the harbour, the children’s cans are tied together thrown into the Harbour (later retrieved).

We like to invite as many children as possible to take part in Lentsherd. Those taking part receive a free pancake to decorate with toppings in the at the Red Lion. The Harbour bar also offers a lovely selection of bar food should the family like to have supper before leaving.  

Free entry after 4.30 p.m.


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