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2.   Fatstock Show
3.   Mayan Queen IV

4.   Celebrate Christmas

5.   Dartmouth Golf & Country Club

6.   Small News


Mayan Queen passes the Lower Ferry

1.    Candlelit Dartmouth

With free parking all day long for that last minute Christmas Shopping, Candlelit Dartmouth was such great fun.  Even the rain did not dampen our spirits!  And Father Christmas, can you tell who he is?

2.    Fatstock Show

Did you miss it again?  Farmers bring their animals into the ancient market for showing and judging.  This year's entries were, as usual, the very best that South Devon has to offer, and extremely good it was too!

3.  Mayan Queen IV visits Dartmouth

David White reports:  "Mayan Queen IV arrived on Monday afternoon, and is full of wonderful gadgetry and a joy to handle" . Privately owned by Mexican mining millionaire Alberto Bailleres (2nd richest man in Mexico and 4th richest in Latin America) and built by Hamburg shipbuilders Blohm and Voss over a four and a half year period, Mayan Queen IV was launched May 2008; for the techies she is 94 metres LOA; has a 4.5m draft; weighs 3879 gross tonnes; has 2 bow thrusters; 1 stern thruster; twin main engines and had 30 crew on board.  She has now headed for Tenerife where the owner is flying in to sail on to Barbados.  Dartmouth hopes she'll be back in April 2009.  Thanks to Andy Kyle for the photograph.

4.  Celebrate Christmas in the Parish of Dartmouth
Begin your Christmas celebrations this Sunday at 6.30pm with the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Saviour's Church in Dartmouth.  On Christmas Eve bring the family to the special children's Crib and Christingle service in St Clement's Church, Townstal at 4.00pm.  There is a Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve in St Saviour's and on Christmas Day, Holy Communion is at 8.00am at St Clement's and 9.30am at St Petrox, with a Sung Eucharist at 11.00am at St Saviour's.
Also, on Wednesday 31st December, there is a New Year's Eve Carol Service at St Petrox at 12 noon.
For full details of the parish services click here.

5.  Dartmouth Golf and Country Club plans

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club is pleased to announce the third phase of the extensive £½ million refurbishment programme, which will commence in January. Following the impressive results of their hotel refurbishment programme earlier this year, the club will be investing a further £150,000 in their food and beverage offerings at the club.
The revamped bar and bistro will be fresh and vibrant with a new layout, stylish furniture and contemporary furnishings… whilst ensuring the same highly acclaimed food and customer service. The new comfortable interior will maximise the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valley and lakes. The results will create a laid-back atmosphere which gradually evolves as the day progresses. In addition, the plans also include a modern sports bar showing all the live sporting events. Work will commence in January and will be completed within just 8 weeks. The club, which employs over 60 local people and is estimated to bring in over £3.5 million to the South Devon economy, are excited about the announcement which confirms the owner’s long term commitment to Dartmouth.  Click here for more details.

6.    Small News
  • Carols on Bayards Cove at 6:00pm this Friday evening.
  • The next news will be after New Year on Friday 2nd January.  If you are celebrating New Year in Dartmouth, then look for us on the streets and in The Royal Castle Hotel!



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