A little dark, and a little twisted - tonight!
Memories of Dartmouth
Nigel, who was awarded an
MBE in the New Yearís Honours List, was born in Sidmouth and
went to school in Ottery St Mary. He took his HND in Hotel
Management and tourism at South Devon College. His first jobs
were in London and Windsor, before an opportunity to buy a 20
bed hotel in Sidmouth came up when he was 22 years old. He
became interested in hotel and catering because he felt it was
the best way to enable him to stay and work in the West Country.
Nigel, 51, and his wife and business partner Anne, bought the
Dartmouth Royal Castle in the spring of 1983, and set about
refurbishing the hotel to create the busy 3 Star, 25 room hotel
it is today. In February, 2005, Anne and Nigel bought the Royal
Seven Stars Hotel in Totnes and have already used the Way magic
to transform the 18 bed hotel. Nigel tells us that he
first met Anne in the Royal Seven Stars, bless...........
The staff at Dartmouth dot
TV are particularly pleased, Dave Cawley said: " Nigel has
been a good friend ever since I moved to Dartmouth. He has
advised and helped me with general business issues and stepped
in as a director of the TIC, helping me during my years as
Chairman of the TIC. I could not have managed without him.
Nigel sponsors many people and events in Dartmouth, more than
many people think or know about. And on a personal note,
one of Nigel's greatest triumphs was introducing to the Royal
Hoegaarden the white beer known
as 'The Drink of Gods'. "
Sue Snell's birthday!
canals, but an evening in old Venice!
The Dartmouth dot TV team
recently helped surprise their friend Sue Snell on her birthday.
Organised by her daughters, the surprise party was themed on
Venice with all guests joining in the fun by wearing masks or
Venetian fancy dress. The two girls arranged everything,
including excellent home prepared Italian food and even
replacing the familyís pictures with Venetian Old Masters! and
made sure Sue was kept away from the preparations until the
scene was set.
The evening was rounded off
by a brilliant fireworks display, organised by husband Matthew.
Sue and Matthew run Scrivenerís graphic design and publishing
house in Totnes, responsible for producing, amongst other
things, the excellent Discover Dartmouth guides published by
Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre.
little dark, and a little twisted - tonight
Bird reports: For those who like their comedies a little
dark, a little twisted and completely hilarious, tonight's
showing of KISS KISS BANG BANG will come as a welcome treat.
Shane Black, the creator of Lethal Weapon, directs his debut
feature in this genre-blurring action-comedy-thriller
starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle
Monaghan. Small-time crook Harry (Downey Jr)
stumbles into a film audition, while fleeing the cops, and
ends up being flown to LA for a screen-test. To help him get
into character for the role, heís paired up with the tough
private-eye known as Gay Perry (Kilmer).
But as he starts dipping his toe in the murky world between
the glamour of Hollywood and the LA underworld, things, as
is so often the case, donít quite go to plan. Chance (and
not so chance) meetings with a child-hood friend (Monaghan),
a door and a dog are just some of the incidents that set the
ball rolling on a fast and furious, comedy-action-buddy-noir
movie. Our bar at THE GUILDHALL is open tonight from 7.30pm.
The film is to be shown at approx 8.00pm
Guest tickets will be available from The Windjammer
7.30-7.55 at £3.50.
Memories of Dartmouth
Colin Cadle sent in this fascinating page from
July 30th 1938 Country Life. Does anyone remember this
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