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                    5th July 2007

 

 

1.    Town Day

2.    BRNC Cocktail Party

3.    New Italian Restaurant

4.    Market Exhibition

5.    Millie the Diva pig

6.    Candlelit Dartmouth

7.    Is your business Self Catering in Dartmouth?

8.    Small News
 


1.   Town Day

Rain didn't stop play for today's Dartmouth Community College Town Day.  In fact there were more people there than many events held in the sun!  The variety of stands was amazing, and if it hadn't been tipping it down just as we were there, we would have feasted on the home made cakes and listened for longer to the music played by students of the college.


 


2.     BRNC Cocktail Party

The yearly Britannia Royal Naval College Cocktail Party went off smoothly with 100s enjoying the great hospitality offered by Commodore Martin Alabaster.  BRNC is the largest employer of Dartmouth people and the officers, staff, and parents spend an awful lot of money in Dartmouth.  But we must never forget their real purpose; at an open day a few years ago, a local personality asked about war, the Commander at the time, took a deep breath, stretched himself to his full height, and slowly and clearly said "we train our officers to fight wars.....  and to win"  applause burst out and we all felt very humble.  BRNC is known worldwide as 'the' Naval Training College and many foreign governments are sending their key students to be trained here.
 


3.    New Italian restaurant

Adam Goodhall reports:  Our new Italian Restaurant is now open at Bayards Cove Hotel, 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth. This new restaurant offers fine Italian cuisine using fresh local products. We are open from 7pm, 7 days a week. This 14th century building has been refurbished and is now a coffee house during the day which also offers Italian food as well as freshly baked pastries, cakes, fairtrade coffee, tea and much more, open from 9am.  Also we have 7 luxury hotel rooms as well as a 2 bedroom annex which is a short walk away from the hotel. For more info or bookings please visit our website or phone us on 01803 839 278.


4.    Market Exhibition

Come down to Dartmouth's Old Market this Friday from 9:00am until 2:00pm to see the revised and full colour plans for the regenerated market.  The last exhibition showed that 85% of people would like to see a change and greater use made of this wonderful spot.  Grade 2 listed and steeped in history, these plans will bring life back into the old market.
 

 


5.      Millie the Diva pig

Beyonce Knowles and Mariah Carey must have been whispering into the sow like ears of Millie the Diva pig as she demanded special piggy pampering, perfume and flowers from two girls from Stover School, near Newton Abbot. Emily and Carla are introducing ‘Posh Scarecrow’ to the perfumed porker. Posh is Stover School’s entry into the Great Schools Scarecrow Contest, any school can still enter the contest with the winner receiving £100 for school funds.

Impatient Queen Millie is to be moved shortly into the new Porky Pigs Palace being built for her and her friends at the New Big Fun Farm at Woodlands. Complete with gothic arches and towers the castle has all the sumptuous accommodation a royal pig demands, and a right royal welcome awaits Millicent’s expected babies as they will be the first new arrivals in Porky Pigs Palace. Costing a cool million all the animals are excited about the big move on July 22nd when the Fun Farm is opened by dozens of scarecrows. Two friends bringing a scarecrow to the Big Fun Farm will get free admission on that day. Bidwell Brook Special School will benefit from all the stalls, competitions and donations on Scarecrow Day.
 


6.    Candlelit Dartmouth

More than 60 people from Dartmouth's businesses crowded into the Yacht Club on Monday to hear Steve Thomas talk about the Chamber of Trade's Candlelit Dartmouth.  It is very important for every business to help, drop into Baxter's on Foss Street and have a chat with Sarah?

If you are thinking of coming down, book now for a festive weekend from the 14th -16th December including lantern lighting processions, entertainment and a whole weekend of events.  Dartmouth is a wonderful place to do your Christmas Shopping! If you want to see the press release, click here.
 


7.   Is your business Self Catering in Dartmouth?

If you put ' Dartmouth self catering ' into Google, we are the second web guide entry regardless of selecting 'the web' or just 'pages from the UK'  As the American car hire firm Avis once said "we are number two so we have to try harder than our competition" and so it is with us, our website has hundreds of lush images, thought provoking editorial, and so much more than the others.

Last month more people went directly from this newsletter to the Royal Castle web site than from any other guide website.   But more remarkably last month  53,417 people went to the self catering page.  And these are all 'quality' hits.  Other accommodation providers have told us we are number 2 or 3 on their list of referrers so you really need to work with us?

Our website is one of the most popular in South Devon.  Our newsletter is read by 2,000 subscribers and many, many more directly on the web

Obviously we cannot do this for free, it's not fair on us, so at the end of this month everyone will still get their free listing (providing your website links to us), but without the photographs.  We will be making a small service charge of just £40 + VAT a year for the photographs, much less than anyone else, and for arguably the best web site in Dartmouth?  If you leave it to the last day we will have a big backlog, so may we suggest you put your Self Catering home on the paid up list soon!  Check out this link soon click here.


8.     Small News  
 

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