Submitted by Name: Dawn Bailey From: Crowle Lincolinshire E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello, My grandfather was George Albert Barnard born 1900 in Cley Next the Sea. His Father was George Hrebert Barnard Born 1877 in Cley His father was George Barnard born 1850 Bolfield Norfolk and lived at the Grocers shop hilltop cley. His Father was Charles Barnard born 1818 Great Cressingham Norfolk and from about 1852-1881 lived at Old Hall Cley. I will be visiting Cley very soon to see where my Grandfathers lived and cannot wait, it looks like such a beautiful place. If anyone elce knows anything more about the Barnards from Norfolk I would love to hear from you.
Added: March 17, 2011
Submitted by Name: June Rathwell From: Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: My maiden name was Brett and my father's family came from Cley. The Bretts lived at Quay Cottage. I visited with my Father and Mother (previously married to Albert Jeary from Cley) when I was a child and stayed at The George. I particularly remember my Great-Grandfather, Howard, who had a white beard. I went back with friends a few years ago and stayed at the Mill. I met a man at the Church who remembered my Grandfather, Billy Brett. Quay Cottage was being used for storage. I now live in Canada and would be thrilled to hear from anyone who knew and of the Bretts.
Added: February 11, 2011
Submitted by Name: Chris From: West Midlands E-mail: Contact
Comments: What a great place!
Added: October 9, 2010
Submitted by Name: bridget moffatt From: portrush ireland E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am the 4x great grandaugter of Joseph Elsy he was the post master and hairdress in the viilage in the 1820 until his death in 1871. i looked for his grave but no headstone Ivistied the village in the 1995 its such a beautiful village and stay at the old post office
is there any on else realted to joseph and also sushannah
Added: May 31, 2010
Submitted by Name: Marion Bolitho From: Hatfield and Cley E-mail: Contact
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Added: April 26, 2010
Submitted by Name: emily and hollie From: docking and burnham market
Comments: hi this is such a good website if your researching on cley
Admin reply: Thank you!
Added: February 26, 2010
Submitted by Name: Bob LOVETT From: Essex. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am researching my family history, and my paternal grandmother was born in Cley in 1886, there is a family story that Dame Angelina Patti, the soprano, had property near Cley, and that my Grandmother became her maid, any truth in that, Dame Angelina holidayed at Cley ??? regards, etc.
Added: February 10, 2010
Submitted by Name: John Harben From: Norwich E-mail: Contact
Comments: It was a miserable January afternoon on the Unthank Road and I started to go through old CDs. I found myself listening to Bruce Hornsby and was suddenly and vividly reminded of a short but utterly absorbing time working with Stewart Gowans during the 'vote and float' of Abbey National back in 1989. I googled his name and when Cley came up I remembered seeing him at The Old Schoolhouse. Is he still there? Please be in touch if you feel like it. We are frequent visitors to Cley and has a great lunch at The George two weeks ago. John
Added: February 5, 2010
Submitted by Name: Ralph & Jackie From: Normandy, Surrey E-mail: Contact
Comments: Just spent the New Year in Cley-next-the-Sea, staying at the Three Swallows on Newgate Green. As usual we had a fantastic welcome from Brian, Jane, Paddy & Carrie in the pub, and also the "locals" - Tim, Will and the other people who seem to know us better than we know them!!
Can't recommend this village enough - so to you all - "Happy New Year", and see you all soon!