Barnabas nearly open
2. Hawley flower festival
3. Pixar in
of the market
5. Bastille Day at the Royal Castle
6. Juno today!
7. Gift Day
8. Small News
1. St Barnabas nearly open
This Monday the building contractors
passed over St Barnabas to its new owners. You can see
it's quite a transformation! Hoping to attract business
and other meetings in the many large spaces and dedicated areas,
this new facility only adds to the attraction of Dartmouth.
A Deli shop will operate so that locals can buy food at any
time. The huge restaurant serving a variety of Italian and
other food and the large bar area is bound to be a big pull for
locals and holiday makers alike. Apprentices will be
trained in all areas of the operation.
Hawley flower festival
Dartmouth's commemoration of the
death of John Hawley in 1408 continued last weekend with an
outstanding flower festival in St Saviour's Church.
The superb arrangements depicted various aspects of Hawley's
life and were put together by Dartmouth flower arrangers.
A lot of hard work, but a brilliant display - thank you all!
Pixar in Dartmouth?
Ex-Disney employee Giles
Halliwell and wife Sarah have just set up their first
interiors store ' Distinctly Living' in Dartmouth and it
looks like Giles has brought a little of bit of 'Disney'
magic to the shop, in the form of a Giant Angle Poise lamp.
The angle poise has been brought back to cult status
recently in the Disney/Pixar animated films, where they
feature in the opening sequence. The version in 'Distinctly
Living' has been made to celebrate the 70th Birthday of the
Original 1227 Anglepoise Lamp. It is a three times life size
version of the original lamp and embodies the distinctive,
unique products that Distinctly Living sell - a shop which
aims to be an antidote to high street chain monotony by
offering an stunning collection of interior and exterior
furnishings, from beautifully crafted furniture to elegant
tableware, gifts and antiques.
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the shop, the
owners Sarah and Giles are more than happy to use their wide
range of contacts to try and locate a specific item for you.
Distinctly Living can be found at 35 Lower Street, near the
Historic Bayard's Cove and next to the renowned Cafe
4. State of
I am sure that we are all now well aware of problems in the
economy with ever increasing costs of fuel, food and
of the struggling housing market. Richard Blake MNAEA of
Freeborns Estate Agents in Dartmouth says it doesn’t matter
where in the United Kingdom you live, things are much
tougher than this time last year and if we are to
believe the general media, tough conditions could remain for
some time to come. The local housing market has
struggled to achieve prices that we saw some 12 months ago
and we are probably seeing a natural adjustment in prices
from an over enthusiastic market.
Richard Blake says in general terms we are still seeing
strong demand for properties in the South Hams
although due to a lack of confidence, buyers are wary of
proceeding to purchase. This will inevitably cause a build
up of demand causing a bounce back in the market in the
The mounds of pessimistic reports from the media on the
state of the property market and economy generally is doing
nobody any favours and if we sell and buy in the same market
we should be no better or worse off. We haven’t seen a
better climate for first time buyers to purchase for years
and they must be encouraged to get onto the ladder while the
market takes a breather. Banks and building societies are
still lending money although the irresponsible lending of
the last couple of years has probably come to an end. Richard can be contacted on 01803
Bastille Day at The Royal Castle
Enjoy a veritable feast of French food on July 14th for just
Soupe à l’oignon gratinėe (French onion soup with Gruyere
Roulade de canard confit, et ces figues balsamique
(Shredded and rolled duck confit with balsamic figs)
Moules mariniėre (Mussels in white wine sauce)
Navarin d’agneau, pommes fondante et ces petit legumes
(Loin of lamb with tomatoes and thyme, fondant potatoes
and baby vegetables)
Filets de rouget au safran et son risotto de palourdes
(Red mullet fillets with clam and saffron risotto)
Fromage de chevre roti, accomagné d’une salade de betteraves
à la vinaigrette de noix
(Pan fried goat cheese with beetroot salad and walnut
Roquefort et camembert avec du pain de maison
(Roquefort and camembert cheese with home made bread)
Fruits d’ete en sabayon aux fruits de la passion, servis
avec un sorbet
(Summer fruits with sabayon and passion fruit sorbet)
Fondant au chocolat avec sa glace vanille
(Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream)
Café et migniardises
(Coffee with petit fours)
Dartmouth Film Society's film for Thursday 10th July is
JUNO. Described as 'The sweetest, funniest film about an
unplanned pregnancy you're likely to see.' by BBC Channel 4.
Winning an Oscar this year for Original Screenplay, Juno
tells the tale of a 16 year old high school junior in
Minnesota who discovers she is pregnant after a one night
stand with her best friend, Bleeker.
In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and
whip-sharp Juno decides to go ahead with the birth and have
the child adopted by a wealthy suburban couple. Then the
problems really start... This is a deeply non-judgmental
film. Like the similarly idiosyncratic Little Miss Sunshine,
it portrays ordinary people dealing with difficult
situations with humour, warmth and decency.
Guest tickets available from the Windjammer from 7.30-7.55
The bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30. The film to be shown
at 8pm approx.
Gift Day on Saturday at St Clement's Church,
The Revd. Michael Macey, Curate of Dartmouth reports: St
Clement's Church in Townstal, the mother church of
Dartmouth, has been standing for 750 years and has
seen many changes, both to the building itself and the
way in which it has been used. For example, in the Middle
Ages, the church was used for fairs, village meetings and
sometimes as a refuge, as well as a place of worship.
Events often move in circles,
sometimes over hundreds of years, and in this new millennium,
the role of the church is changing and the time has
come once again to ensure that St Clement's is not
only fit for the worship of God in the 21st century and
beyond, but also suitable for wider community use, in a way
which fits with today's needs and aspirations. Plans
have been drawn up to open up the space within the
church and provide facilities and equipment which will
enable this to happen. The artist's impressions above show what is proposed.
Of course this is going to cost money! The church has
£150,000 available from parish funds, but needs to
raise a further £100,000 from public subscription. The
appeal is being launched this Saturday 12 July with a "Gift Day" in St Clement's Church; please come along between
10.00am and 3.00pm to see the plans in detail, and
please bring your "gift".
8. Small News
just called to say they have had to cancel the Macmillan
Cream Tea planned for Saturday at the Keep due to the
reports: Our next event for Children's Hospice
South West is a Summer Supper, 6.30pm for 7pm on 26th
July in the Old Market - 3-course meal, £20. Wine for
sale or BYO. Tickets available from Liz Roe 01803
Dee Nutt reports:
Hi can you just pop in to the newsletter our party on
the 19th July at the Castle Tearooms, 7.30pm -11pm.
our 20th year our new President Mrs Iris Pritchard will
attend the event with Jonathan Hawkins. Entertainment
for the evening is by local band Sax Appeal and food is
available prepared by local chef David Hawke. Come and
join us, tickets £10.00 from Dartmouth Caring office,
The Castle Tearooms and D'Art Gallery
(of the Estate Agents - now called Stags) took over as President of the Rotary Club of
Dartmouth on 1st July. All the other Rotary clubs in
Torbay sent representatives to his inauguration last
time to book your holiday
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