1. Pudsey needs
3. Nick has been busy
7. Michael's made
8. Small News
The Royal Avenue Gardens last Saturday
Just a reminder to join us in the
Royal Castle Hotel this Friday from 7:00pm onwards to support
the Children In Need Auction. This will be Fun with a
capital F! Last year the Royal Castle raised over £5,000,
a wonderful achievement, let's all help to do as well, if not
better this year?
Adding to its collection of over 60
ice cream recipes The Dartmouth Ice Cream Company once again ran
its Mystery Flavour Competition for the Dartmouth Food Festival,
testing the keen palates of over 100 participants. This year no
one was able to correctly guess all 3-mystery ingredients of
Pumpkin, Nutmeg and Maple Syrup and only 16 entries correctly
guessed the first two. Other guesses included, cardamom, custard
and even chicken tikka (!) whilst one entrant just wrote “very
strange”. Of the 16 closest entries Jan Carlucci of Reading was
drawn out of a hat to win a hamper of local Devon food. Jan had
only been visiting Dartmouth for a long weekend with friends and
said “Dartmouth is certainly a beautiful town, we had a great
time and I’m very much hoping to return here next year with my
family”. Congratulations Jan and we hope to see you for another
attempt at the Dartmouth Food Festival in October next year.
Click here to
see Dartmouth Ice Cream's web site.
3. Nick has been
Nick Orsler of Blown has been busy making stunning baubles of
all shapes and sizes, beautiful crackle tea light holders, and
many other fantastic pieces of glass - perfect for Christmas
The Gallery is a cornucopia of colour at the moment, ranging
from rich burnt oranges and reds, vivid
pinks, to soft blues and greens. Visit their gallery in
Smith Street or see their website by
Candlelit 'knees up'
The Candlelit Dartmouth festival
will be rounded off with a great party at the Guildhall on
Saturday 13th December at 7.30pm. Boogie the night away to local
legends Sax Appeal and enjoy a glass of sparkling cider, a
Festive Pasty and a Chocolate Brownie with ice cream all
included in the price of only £15. Tickets are available from
Baxters in Foss St, The Dartmouth Ice Cream Company in Lower St,
the TIC and Kingswear Post Office. Why not come down for
the weekend and see all the Candlelit Dartmouth festivities?
The attraction of a beauty salon is much more than skin deep.
It is a place of sanctuary, secrets and solidarity. At least it
is in Caramel, a delightful Lebanese picture that is as sweet as
the title might suggest, revealing the lives and loves of women
who work in a Beirut beauty salon. As the story moves towards
one of the women's wedding, decisions are made, lives are
changed and the film becomes a poignant salute to the bonds that
allow these woman to endure through good times and bad.
Aside from being beautifully shot Caramel presents an intriguing
portrait of life in modern day Beirut, with Christians and
Muslims living side by side and happily going about their lives.
Politics are left firmly in the background.
Guest tickets for sale in The Windjammer £3.50 7.30-7.55pm
Dartmouth Film Society bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the
film to be shown at 8pm approx
Wow! do these look good! There's too much to show
here, but if you are thinking of having any sort of Christmas
Party at home, or a big do maybe at the Guildhall, save yourself
some time by checking out the menu on offer from Entertaining
clicking here. Then call Elaine Day on 01548 858982 or
You can visit Elaine's web site by
Michael's made up!
The former popular Curate of the
Parishes of Dartmouth, Dittisham and Townstal, Michael Macey,
was installed as Minor Canon of the Collegiate Church of St
Peter in Westminster Abbey on Saturday 8th November.
His duties under the Dean will encompass all public worship in
the Abbey, in St Margaret’s Church, and in the Chapel of St Mary
Undercroft within the Palace of Westminster, including local,
national, or international services of importance held in the
Abbey and St Margaret’s Church.
Nearly one hundred members of the congregations of St George’s
Dittisham, St Clements Townstal and St Saviour’s Dartmouth,
travelled to London for the ceremony. They were joined by
parishioners of Cockington, the church of his father The
Reverend Anthony Macey. After a tour of the Westminster
Museum and refreshments, the visitors attended the Evensong
service and installation by the Dean of the Collegiate Church of
St Peter in Westminster, Dr John Robert Hall, which was held in
- Sue Tweed reports:
Children's Hospice South West received over £3,000 to help
provide care for terminally ill children and their families
in the South West at a lunch in Dartmouth last Saturday.
58 guests sat down to a 3-course lunch at Dartmouth
Apprentice to celebrate the Dartmouth Friends' Group 200
Club Prize Draw for the 4th year.
Supporters of the hospice had paid £20 for each ticket,
which raised £2,600 after the six cash prizes were paid out.
Guests at the lunch also paid £17.50 each for their meal, £5
of which was donated to the hospice, and they spent
generously, making donations, buying raffle tickets and
Christmas cards, bringing the total for the day to £3,140.
All but one of the prize winners live locally, with the top
prize of £500 being won by Sue Tweed, (volunteered!) PR Rep
for the Dartmouth Friends' Group, "Just in time for my
holiday!" said Sue, who has been helping to raise money for
the hospice for the last 5 years.
All funds raised by the group go to help pay for the care
and support for 400 terminally ill children and their
families, either at Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, or
at Charlton Farm, north Somerset, which opened in 2007.
copyright Dave Cawley,
Tony Pike, & others.