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   Dartmouth News                 8th March 2007 


1.    Farmers' Market this Saturday

2.    Paul Barclay helps Gig Rowers

3.    Readers' photographs

4.    Memories of Dartmouth

5.    Little Miss Sunshine  Tonight!

6.    Small News


1.     Farmers' Market this Saturday

It's the Farmers' Market this Saturday, a 'must do' event.  Cakes, meat, fish, cheeses, does life get any tastier?

2.    Paul Barclay helps Gig Rowers

Paul Barclay is shown here putting sponsors' names of the new oars for our Gig Club this week.  Paul is kind enough to find time to do this for nothing. The sponsors by way of thanks have their names on the paddles should they wish to do so.


3.   Readers' photographs

One of our many readers David Kent, tells of his visit to Regatta last year:  'I sailed in Dartmouth regatta last year (& Iíll do it again this year, a great event!) & took the attached photos. Feel free to include them on your site if you have a suitable slot. One is the crabbing contest & the other is a view from the ferry.'   We hope David will contribute to the 2007 Regatta Photographic Library !!

Regatta, don't you just love it ?  Got your accommodation sorted yet?

You might want to come and visit our fine shops, bars, restaurants and the river?  For Self catering click here,  for B&B click here,  for Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.

4.    Memories of Dartmouth

The colours should give this away, and the Mk I Escort ?  1968 anyone?  And what were you doing in 1968 nearly 40 years ago? 

The Mk.1 Escort featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time - a subtle Detroit-inspired "Coke Bottle" waistline and the "dogbone" shaped front grille - arguably the car's most famous stylistic feature. Initially, the Escort was sold as a two- and four-door saloon (with angular or circular front headlights) but a three-door estate and a van were later available.

Underneath the bonnet was the low Kent Crossflow engine. Diesel engines on family cars were a thing of the future, so the Escort's engines were all petrol - in 1.1 L, 1.3 L and 1.6 L editions.  The Mk I Escort's biggest success was as a rally car, and it quickly went on to become the most successful rally car of all time. The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late 60's early 70's.

5.     Little Miss Sunshine  Tonight!

Rob Bird reports: Oscars abound on this film! telling the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfil the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams.

But "Sunshine" is far more than the slapstick of "Vacation". It mixes both broad and subtle humour into a strange brew of comedy, poignancy, lessons, and life. Huge and deep issues are addressed, topics like death, dreams, and failure. Yet somehow the movie doesn't feel heavy. You'll walk out with a smile on your face because the movie sensibly touches on these issues, realizing that stuff happens and life continues, that the handling of adversity is often what defines people. And above all, there is family, which you're stuck with, for better and worse.

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

"The Queen" with Oscar winning Helen Miriam:  By special request we are going to show the film on April 19th.

6.     Small News

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