1. Food Festival
2. Gig club lay
3. The Counterfeiters
5. Winter Warmers
6. Small News
the finishing line!
Gig club lay up race
Clare Thorpe reports: "
The weather was once again fantastic for Dart gig club's lay-up
race. The race is traditionally held at the end of the season,
before the wooden gigs are put away for the winter, as they need
to dry out so as to be competitive on the racing circuit. The
race is held in memory of the late Lyzie Pyne who died from
cancer nine years ago and actually requested that her gig rowing
friends do this in her memory. (The giggers provide the effort
and Lyzie seems always to provide the sunshine as it is
invariably a fine day.)
Traditionally the women row up the river and the men row back
after a stop at the Ferry Boat inn at Dits’um for a pint or two.
Only five gigs came this year as the event had to be rescheduled
after a forecast of bad weather (which didn’t materialize!).
Salcombe won both races with Dart giving them a run for their
money in the ladies race. Paignton, interestingly, took part for
the first time this year and gave an excellent account of
themselves. After the racing was over the crews adjourned to the
Floating Bridge for a prize giving ceremony and some food which
had been arranged by the club.
Dart's main event for 2009 will take place on the 11th April,
which is Easter Saturday. The club's thanks go out to the Higher
Ferrymen, the Dittisham Ferrymen, for their seamanlike
cooperation and also to Dart Harbour for allowing access to the
river especially as the event had to be rescheduled.
This evening (Thursday) Dartmouth
Film Society is showing The Counterfeiters, winner of the 2008
Academy Award for best foreign film. This clever and compelling
film is a true story based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger,
one of the film's main characters.
Karl Markovics plays Salomon (Sally) Sorowitsch, a Jewish master
counterfeiter who lives a fast life of women, cards and forged
cash in Berlin.
arrested in 1936 and thrown into the Mauthausen concentration
camp, where he quickly uses his artistic skills to gain favours
by painting portraits of the guards. Sally is quickly
head-hunted and transferred to the camp of Sachsenhausen, where
he's put in charge of overseeing Operation Berhard, the largest
counterfeiting operation in history. His team, which also
includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for
their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the
economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his
skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop
Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral
dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could
prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are
ultimately the right ones.
Guest tickets are available from The Windjammer 7.30-7.55 £3.50
Film Soc Bar at The Guildhall opens 7.30 - the film to be shown
at 8pm approx
Halloween Fright Week
October 27th - 31st
Halloween Fright Week
Trick & Treat Hunts, Fiendish Beasties, Workshop to make sweets
& treats, Ghoulish Tractor Ride and Ghost Train free pumpkins &
Pumpkin carving competition
31st October Halloween Party Time
The Spooky party with Spangles the Clown, free pumpkins &
Pumpkin carving competition, Ghoulish Tractor Ride and Ghost
Train, Workshop to make sweets & treats, Trick & Treat Hunt,
Fiendish Beasties. Come in Fancy Dress, competition with cash
prizes 3 age groups each 1st £15, 2nd £10, 3rd £5.00. Wicked
Witch of the Woods lantern lit procession
The guys from the Picnic Boat report: Come on board for a
glass of wine or local cider to wash down a warm pasty or some
home made soup and a crusty roll. This one hour cruise
will lift your sprits, bring some friends?
Call the crew on 07863
123806 or click here
to visit their website. Oh, and it will cost you a lot
less than some lunches!
- Thursday October
23rd – Lamb Tagine £8.50 and a glass of wine.
Fat local autumn lamb, slowly
cooked with Moroccan spices and served with spicy harissa,
mint yoghurt and homemade flatbreads, washed down with a
glass of wine.
To book please call 01803 832572 Browns Hotel
- Isn't Dartmouth
wonderful? Take last Sunday, breakfast at the Food
Festival then help our friend Kevin Pyne by providing
a boat for the Western Morning News photographer.
Potter up to Dittisham for a pint, back to Dartmouth for a
Hog roast lunch. Jump in the boat a leisurely run up
to Stoke Gabriel for afternoon tea. Wonderful, you can
do this too, either use the Picnic Boat or hire a small
click here for details.
copyright Dave Cawley, & others.