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            24th April 2008

 

1.    The Castle Hotel: 25 years
 

2.    Coleton Fishacre
 

3.    Spring Babies
 

4.    Local History Day
 

5.    Small News

 


1.    The Castle Hotel: 25 years

What can we say?  A night of fun and nostalgia, Sax Appeal in one bar, a disco in another, fireworks at 10:00, and a great collection of people wishing Ann and Nigel success for the next 25 years!  You had to be there to appreciate the excitement and buzz, if you weren't, look at the pictures and see who you recognise?

To see our previous report on Nigel, click here.

To see the Castle Newsletter for Spring, and you really ought to, click here.


2.    Coleton Fishacre


Have you visited this 1920s holiday home, built for Rupert D’Oyly Carte of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and now owned by the National Trust? Coleton Fishacre is located just outside Kingswear and is built in the Arts and Crafts style, of local Dartmouth shale, roofed with Delabole slate. The interior is very much elegant English Art Deco with light and airy rooms overlooking the spectacular hillside garden which contains many plants from the southern hemisphere which thrive in its sheltered and humid atmosphere. It is one of the Dartmouth dot TV team’s favourite places and we were fortunate to be there recently when Kevin Stuart-Banks, a visitor from Budleigh Salterton, was playing the grand piano in the saloon. We could have stayed and listened all afternoon, thank you Kevin and Lucinda!

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3.    Spring Babies

There were only 10 Siberian Turkamanian Eagle Owls in England but there are now 12! The nesting pair at Woodlands have had two babies only 3 days old. Falconer Geoff Pearson is very pleased with proud parents Rasputin and Katrina and is monitoring the chicks' progress on CCTV.  At the moment they spend their time hiding under Mum but will start to run about in the next seven days.

There are lots of other babies to see at the 80 acre Leisure Park near Dartmouth, this lamb is already curious about the world, seen here making friends with Adam Callard from Dartmouth.


4.     Local History Day

Dartmouth Library's recent Local History Day has been hailed a great success with over 300 visitors delighted with the help and advice available. It was held to celebrate the Library becoming the latest Devon Record Office Service Point. This provides a range of local history records on microfiche, which can be accessed in the Library instead of having to travel to the Record Office in Exeter. There were displays by Kingswear Historians; The Met Office; BRNC Museum; Devon Record Office and Salcombe Museum, with a free tour of BRNC available. Dartmouth History Research Group brought along their fascinating publications on many aspects of the town's history, and also gave advice to the public. A particularly popular exhibit was the slideshows of old photographs of bygone Dartmouth, kindly provided by Dartmouth Museum, which were run on the PCs. Queues formed to consult experts from the Record Office and Devon Family History Society on Devon County Council's Community Information Bus. The Service Point was opened by local historian Mrs Ray Freeman watched by visitors including Dartmouth Mayor Mrs Iris Pritchard, Councillor Jonathan Hawkins and Councillor Melvyn Stone. The new facility can be used during normal library opening hours, but to receive assistance with your search why not come along any Thursday between 10am and 12am, when Dartmouth History Research Group hold their weekly Helpdesk?


6.    Small News

  • Candlelit Concert for St George's Day - On Sunday 27th April at 6.00pm, you  are invited to a varied programme of music, traditional and modern and words of celebration of all things English in the magical setting of St George's  Church, Dittisham. Tickets, priced £5 (including a glass of wine) are  available from The Anchorstone Cafe, Dittisham, or phone 01803 722365.
     

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  • Why is this news early?  Well our techies are visiting the High End Hi Fi Show in Munich, arguably the biggest show of its type in the world?
     

  • The Dartmouth Heated Swimming Pool is now open!  As shown here, it is big, wet and warm!
     

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