26th July 2007
The flowers of Dartmouth
Dartmouth Museum DVD
Carol LIngard reports: First Ray Freemanís book -
'Dartmouth and its Neighbours' - and now the DVD! Last Wednesday
Museumís own DVD was also launched.
As well as a Virtual
Tour of the Museum, it has chapters on the history of the town -
also by Ray Freeman - and on its social history, on William
Henley, on its more famous inhabitants and others including
Dartmouthís contribution to two World Wars and to the trade that
made the town rich in previous centuries.
ĎDartmouth and its Museumí is a masterpiece of filming, using
the Museumís own artefacts to illustrate the varied and
colourful story of our town and all narrated by local people.
With a number of quite short chapters, none exceeding 10 minutes
or so, it will grab your attention and show how this small town
and its harbour have fitted into just about every part of
Englandís and Britainís history.
The DVD is available from the Harbour Bookshop and from the
Museum at £9.99. But why not join the Dartmouth Museum
Association (£5 per year for an individual and £8 for a couple)
and get your DVD at the members' price of £5 and actually become
part of the organisation that helps show off some of the
treasures and stories of this town of ours. Call in tomorrow!
Better and safer stations from Wolverhampton to
Ruth Kelly, the Labour Secretary of State
for Transport made a marvellous boob during her trains'
statement on Tuesday. Ruth said that there would be ' better
and safer stations from Wolverhampton to Dartmouth. Such towns
and cities form the backbone of the national rail network '.
Having spoken the good name of Dartmouth in Parliament, she is
duty bound to hand over a large dollop of the £150million money
to the town for its railway line! And who can honestly say that
Dartmouth would spend it any less wisely than the rest of the
rail network? Thanks to Tessa de Galleani and The
online for this story!
4. The Earl of Pembroke visits Dartmouth
Used in Treasure Island, Frenchman's Creek and other films, The
Earl of Pembroke made a gracious visit to Dartmouth and took
several local people including Town Mayor Irish Pritchard and
visitors out into the bay to experience a real Tall Ship!
Built in Sweden in the 40's she (or should that be he?) was a
sight to see!
5. Macmillan Fete
Macmillan Cancer Support had
a perfect summer's day for their annual fete in
the Royal Avenue Gardens on Tuesday. Plenty of people visited
selling home made cakes, bric-a-brac, books and arts and crafts
entertainment by the local line dance group. Organiser, Sue
Wright said "We
all had a great time and raised more than £1,500, many thanks to
contributed and took part." Macmillan Cancer Support improves
the lives of
people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical,
financial support and pushing for better cancer care. For more
6. Love and Passion in Dartmouth
A railway really was in Dartmouth this week!! A labour of "Love
and Passion"! Once again a German film crew came to
Dartmouth to film parts of their new Rosamund Pilcher film.
Who can blame them, what a wonderful place to 'work, rest and
play', oh, and to eat and drink!
or Self Catering in Dartmouth?
We just don't know how
to put this politely, so we will 'tell it as it is' let's
all work together to Keep Dartmouth Special!!
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