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            13th March 2008


1.    St. Patrick's Day @ The Castle

2.    St George's Day Dinner

3.    Browns, free tea & coffee and wine later

4.    Sea Dragon's ship spotted near Dartmouth!

5.    Fun Horse Ride

6.    Small News

1.    St. Patrick's Day @ The Castle

Next Monday, 17th March, The Royal Castle Hotel are holding a St Patrick's Day evening with Fancy Dress and a buy three pints of Guinness and get one free!  Starting at 7:00 in the evening, this looks like a fun event!  With a real live Irish band, green beer, great promotions on Guinness and cocktails and prizes for the best dressed.  See you there?

2.    St George's Day Dinner

With only about 30 tickets left, you need to go hot foot down to the Tourist Information Centre and the French Bread Shop to get your tickets.  Those who know Philip Watts will already have booked - if you haven't tried his food, then you really owe it to yourself to go and experience fine food, wine, good company and all the things that make Dartmouth special.  If you fancy coming down for the weekend call the TIC to buy your tickets on  01803 834224 ?

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3.    Browns, free tea & coffee and wine later

A taste of Australia - Wednesday 19th March
An evening hosted by Brown's suppliers Steve Mackinlay from Coad wine cellars & Emma Crowther from Negociants UK, who will be tasting 10 Australian wines with you and of course you will be served some Brown’s nibbles through the evening. So come and join us for the night which starts at 7pm with a ticket price of £9.  Places are limited so to book your place please give us a call on 01803 832572.

Free Coffee and Teas at Browns 10 - 3pm Wednesday 19th March
Come and try Brown's new Origin Coffees and Suki teas. We have a professional Barista from Origin
making coffee and talking about why their coffee, which is certified organic and fairtrade, has just won
the UK barista championship.  During the day all coffees and teas will be free, including takeout

4.  Sea Dragon's ship spotted near Dartmouth!

Passing drivers were amazed to see the purple monster flying in the Devon skies on Friday. The Sea Dragon Swing Ship, 66ft long needed a 50 ton crane to lift it into its new zone at Woodlands near Dartmouth.

“She’s half a million pound monster” said Pat Bendall, Woodlands Designer “Our visitors asked for a white knuckle thriller and the Swing Ship is a heart stopping stunner. Riders whip up 44ft and hang suspended before crashing into a G Force surge”.

The Woodlands mascot, Seawood the Sea Dragon did a jig with excitement as his ship gently dropped into its moorings. “There’s no stopping him now” Pat said “the colours and design match the Sea Dragon. He will be the first on when the ride opens on Good Friday ready for Easter”.  The official launch of the Sea Dragon by Dartmouth Sea Cadets, the Mayor of Dartmouth and the RNLI is celebrated on Pirates Day Wednesday April 9th 2008. The Mayor of Kingsbridge is judging the Davy Jones Best Dressed Pirate Competition and the Mayor of Totnes is handing out Pirates' Loot bags to quaking VIP ship riders.

5.  Fun Horse ride

Look out for the fun horse ride around Dartmouth and local parishes on 6th  April in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief and Erme Valley Group of Riding for  the Disabled. This event, which is a treasure/scavenger hunt, involving  both road and off road work, is being organised by Emie May and her friend  Carole who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last June. Emie says they  hope to raise enough money to "make a difference to someone".

They are looking for horse riders to take part and are also hoping  non-riders will come along to enjoy the fun activities and lamb roast and  barbecue which will be part of the event. Thanks to local retailers, raffle prizes have been donated. Contact Emie on 07766 312111 or Carole on 07511 052632 for more information.

6.     Small News  

  •  Lorna reports:  Just wondered if you could mention that the Wool Shop will be closing down on the 29th March 08, At present there is 40% off all stock, so it's a good time to stock up on all those little bits and bobs. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers over the last 17 years for all their support and custom.  LAST DAY SATURDAY 29th March open till 2pm.

  • This Sunday 16th March is Palm Sunday, Sung Eucharist and Procession of Palms at
    11.00am at St Clement's, Townstal, Dartmouth: meet in St Clement's Church

  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now? 

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