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                    23rd August 2007

1.    Fancy Dress

2.    River Dart voted number one!

3.    Regatta is only a few days away!

4.    Tales of mystery, sea monsters and intrigue

5.    It's a Rum do!

6.    Stoke Fleming Show

7.    Trade Talk

8.    Small News

1.   Fancy Dress

It's Regatta next week!  Tessa de Galleani of is presenting her children's Fancy Dress competition as usual next Thursday at 10:30 by the Bandstand.  More details in the Regatta Programme.

You can buy a programme for Regatta right now at the Tourist Information Centre.

There is still some accommodation left.  For self catering click here,  for B&B click here,  for Hotels click here


2.   River Dart voted number one!

We all knew it, but now it's official!  The River Dart is the best river as chosen by the magazine Motorboat & Yachting (September issue on sale now). Quotes such as:

"My son Ned thought he'd died and gone to bird-watching heaven as grey herons, egrets, oystercatchers and even a small seal went about their morning chores"

"Dartmouth is so incredibly quaint, it's a wonder some rich American hasn't bought up the whole place and shipped it over to the States as a kind of mini-England theme park"

Here at Dartmouth dot TV we fully agree, don't you?

3.    Regatta is only a few days away!

And hence there is not too much news this week.  Here is a taster from last year. For more pictures click here and follow the Next Gallery arrows on the bottom of each page.


4.    Tales of mystery, sea monsters and intrigue

An exploration of mystery, intrigue and sea monsters will be the topic for the first in a new series of Lecture Lunches taking place at Dart Marina, Dartmouth. On Tuesday 13th November, Ken Taylor, author of Dartmouth Ghosts & Mysteries will be imparting tales of ghosts, sea monsters and spiritual happenings which have links with more than 30 locations around the town of Dartmouth.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Ken Taylor to Dart Marina for our first Lecture Lunch and we think we are looking forward to hearing about the ghost stories of the local area! As well as hosting an extremely thought provoking speaker, we will be serving a superb two course lunch which has been created to equally reflect the South Hams area,” said Mark Godfrey, MD of Dart Marina.

Ken Taylor, who will take part in a questions and answers session and sign copies of his book, will be accompanied by his publisher Richard Webb and photographer Valerie Wills who will show some of the atmospheric photos which are used throughout the book.

5.     It's a Rum do!

From the Daily Telegraph on line on Monday about Hurricane Dean:

Andy Borthwick, 61, from Stoke Fleming, near Dartmouth, Devon, said he was  not going to leave and was impressed by how "the Jamaicans are taking it in  their stride".  Andy was the longest serving Chairman of The Dartmouth and District MCTi and a big wig in U3A. Andy we are sure will appreciate the Caribbean Rum!

It's not generally known, but the frequency of a very high number of hurricanes happening in one year, is every 27 years, the last event was only a few years ago, so sorry Andy, you are coming home soon!

6.    Stoke Fleming Show

'Stoke Fleming Show is held on Monday August 27th at the Playing Field and in the adjacent Village Hall situated on the main A379 at the Dartmouth end of Stoke Fleming.

Gates open at 12.30 for bar, bbq and jazz band on the field, followed by official opening at 2pm when all exhibits (186 classes) are open to view. Children's Sports, Punch and Judy, Bar, teas, ice creams, side shows, a variety of stalls, bouncy castle, local Arts & Crafts and all the fun of an 'old-fashioned' Village Show.

Entrance is a mere £1 for adults and 50p for children Free Parking on the field. Why not come and spend Bank Holiday Monday afternoon having a fun outing for the whole family?'

7.   Trade Talk

What a few weeks!  By now if you are an accommodation provider we should have been in contact by two letters.  Please check your entry on and right now.  We have finished our campaign for Dartmouth advertisers, so in effect this is your last reminder.  Remember we are the number one or number two on search engines for most popular searches.  Dartmouth dot Org often beats us, so we have to try harder, and we do!  Better images, thousands of photographs, take a look by clicking here?

Please also check every other web site that you are on, you would be surprised at how many broken links and old e-mail address there are out there!

8.     Small News  

  • Following the very successful Kingswear Regatta reported on these pages recently, we can now confirm the event made a record £6,000 profit for local charities. Kingswear Primary School, the Kingswear Village Hall Fund, Dartmouth Regatta, Kingswear Rowing Club and the Friends of St Thomas' Kingswear were all very appreciative to receive their cheques.

    The main beneficiary last year was the Dartmouth Inshore Lifeboat Appeal, but this year the cheque for £3,000 went to Dart Sailability, who organise sailing for the disabled at Noss.  Well done to all!


  • We believe there was a small Art Exhibition in Dittisham recently, has anyone got any details?

  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now?  for Dartmouth self catering accommodation click here,   for Dartmouth B and B  click here,  for Dartmouth Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.

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