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                 13th December 2007

1.    White Christmas in Dartmouth today!!

2.    Fatstock Show

3.    Candlelit Dartmouth

4.    Festival of Healing Arts

5.    Paella at Browns

6.    Terence the Turkey

7.    TIC Guide

8.    Dartmouth Diary

9.    Small News

1.  White Christmas in Dartmouth today!!

Marilyn reports:  Thursday 13th December is the DFS Christmas party, doors open 7pm, join us for a showing of ‘White Christmas’ in glorious Technicolor. Start the evening with a glass of bucks fizz and a sumptuous festive feast.

Guest tickets available from Baxters Gallery, Foss Street £3.50 Please note guest tickets will not be on sale in The Windjammer on film night. There will also be a matinee showing at 2.30pm – guest tickets £2.50 (available from Baxters Gallery) to include tea and mince pies.   For further information contact Marilyn Bird on 01803 835849


2.   Fatstock Show

As is customary, after each Fatstock Sow there is a dinner and by all accounts a lot to drink?  Maybe this is why our reporter has failed us!  Anyway, here are the pictures.

3.     Candlelit Dartmouth

The Candlelit event is nearly here – it all starts this Friday afternoon. The team has been busy handing out lanterns and programmes this week and everybody is set for a great weekend. There will be late night shopping until 8pm in the interesting shops and galleries that Dartmouth has to offer so why not come and buy some individual and different Christmas gifts? Several of the shops will be having special offers and events to tempt you even further – see the list below for some examples. With entertainers, musicians, a lantern lit procession and a market until 9pm PLUS candlelit dinners do you need any more reasons to visit?

Baxters Gallery

Lucky dip discount on purchases over £25 after 5pm - save from 5% to 20%

Behind Clouds

10% off full priced stock

Dartmouth Vintners

Whisky tasting on Friday from 3pm - 6pm

Harbour bookshop

Draw to win £50 of books + Lucky dip


5% off after 5pm Friday and Saturday

Simon Drew

5% off after 5pm Friday and Saturday

The Dartmouth Ice Cream

Spend £15 or more and enter a draw for a delicious Festive Hamper

Trish Thomas Jewellery

10% off after 5pm Friday and Saturday ( shop only )

Weird Fish

20% off full priced stock

You can visit the Candlelit website by clicking here.

You really ought to come down for the weekend, or just visit for the day ?  Dartmouth self catering accommodation click here,  
Dartmouth B and B  click here
Dartmouth Hotels click here
A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth
click here.


4.   Festival of Healing Arts

What a fantastic event!  You must be there next year, check out their website by clicking here.

5.   Paella at Browns

James reports:  In order to support the Dartmouth Candlelit weekend with something a little different, more informal, quick to eat, and shopping friendly, we will be cooking Paella on Friday and Saturday evening. We can cater for those with shell fish allergies and will have a small selection of starters and some desserts  as well.

The price is £8:50 including a small glass of wine, a beer or soft drink. Children are welcome.  Click here for Browns Hotel.

Our bar nights are always full so you will need to get organised with your friends and make a booking! 01803 832572

6.   Terence the Turkey

This turkey is not your average Christmas dinner, 3 year old Terence the turkey went to the Royal Showground at Stonleigh this week to the Poultry Club (GB) National Show and came home with a large rosette, a certificate and the title National Champion Bronze Turkey 2007.

Owner Peter Hayford had the champion turkey in 1996 and Terence is descended from that winner, so is not destined for anyone’s Christmas table, but will be kept for a breeding stag.

Terence lives in the Big Fun Farm at Woodlands Leisure Park, near Dartmouth where he is pictured with Ranger Helen; he will be receiving visitors every weekend and most days during the school holidays. Helen said “He now has 2 turkey wives so we are looking forward to some cute baby Terence or Tabitha chicks.”   Check Terence out by clicking here.

7.    TIC Guide

Nigel Way presented the AGM of the Tourist Information Centre last Monday and also launched the new 2008 Discover Dartmouth Guide. Everyone should have one and give one to their friends, so pop down to the TIC and get a few?

Marketing Dartmouth as as a destination is so important, it is all too easy to confuse us with Dartmoor or Dawlish. 

There is only one Dartmouth, our Dartmouth!   The river, 14 Bars, World Class Restaurants, Art Galleries and dozens of fascinating specialist shops.  No other destination or area has what we have.

8.     Dartmouth Diary

Our chum Simon Blogg suggested we have a small diary of events every week, a spiffing idea, so here it is:

13,  White Christmas  Dartmouth Film Society
14, 15, 16  Candlit Dartmouth
14,15  Paella at Browns Hotel
15,  Dickens of a Christmas
15.  WI Carol Service 2.30pm St Saviour's Church
18.  Dartmouth Primary School Carol Service 2.00pm St Clement's Church
18,  U3A Singers 6:00PM Royal Castle Hotel
18.  Rotary Carol Service 7.00pm St Saviour's Church
20.  Community College Carol Service 7.00pm St Saviour's Church
28, 29, 30, 31 Dick Whittington, by the Dartmouth Players (more details please guys?) 
31,  New Years Eve fancy dress party, all over Dartmouth
1, 10:00 swim in Bayards Cove

9.     Small News  

  • Clair reports:  Hi, this is Dartmouth Vintners. Please can you advertise that we will be having an instore whisky tasting on Friday 14th Dec from 3pm 'til 6pm. We will be tasting Glenmorangie and Ardbeg ranges.

  • Dartmouth Christmas Church services are: 
    Sunday 23 Dec: 6.30pm  Nine Lessons and Carols in St Saviour's
    Christmas Eve: 4.00pm  Christingle and Children's Crib service in St Clements; 9.00pm  First Eucharist of Christmas in St Clement's;  11.30pm  Midnight Mass in St Saviour's
    Christmas Day:  8.00am  Holy Communion (Said) at St Clement's;  9.30am Holy Communion at St Petrox;  11.00am  Sung Eucharist at St Saviour's
    Sunday 30 Dec:  11.00am Holy Communion with Carols at St Petrox
    Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas!

  • Dartmouth Caring reports:   Get rid of your New Year's Eve hangover!  On New Year's day morning between 10.00-10.30am, Terry Edwards and friends are doing a sponsored swim at Bayard’s Cove for Dartmouth Caring.  If you wish to sponsor Terry and his chums contact him at the The Castle Tea Rooms 01803 833897 - everybody welcome,  come along and blow away the cob webs.

  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now? 

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    A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here


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