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1.    New Dartmouth Book
 
2.    Dinner at the Floating Bridge

3.    Devon’s cutest baby

4.    Property Talk

5.    A new artist in town

6.    McMillan Fete

7.    Small News

 

 

 

1.    New Dartmouth Book


Nigel Evans is a well known local photographer, you will have seen many of his photographs on our website and news.  The TIC once used a lot of his stunning photographs in their tourist guide.  Nigel's work can often be seen in his gallery, White Sails in Dartmouth.  Nigel has the eye and the patience to capture the mood and feel of Dartmouth.  Many have tried, but Nigel has succeeded.

Now Nigel has produced "Reflections of Dartmouth" published by Richard Webb, which is simply awe inspiring!  It is bound to sell out of its first print run.  The book is big, very big (200 pages), and has over 170 images.  Some images are huge fold-out panoramas.  You'll need to buy at least two copies, one for you and one for the friends you want to entice to come and stay or live in Dartmouth!

Words cannot describe the magnificence of this book, you need to get up early and buy one from the Harbour Bookshop on Friday morning (it's a steal at £25.00!), or from the Tourist Information Centre or White Sails Gallery.  Which will become your favourite photograph?  You can see a little more by visiting the Dartmouth Books website by clicking here.

Why not come down this weekend to buy one?

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2.    Dinner at the Floating Bridge


The Dartmouth dot TV crew have recently enjoyed a meal at The Floating Bridge, near the Higher Ferry in Dartmouth. Now owned by the Dart Marina, the Floating Bridge offers a menu reflects everything that is good about honest pub food – Devon crab sandwiches, beer battered cod and chef-made chips, local ale and, of course, traditional puds served with rich Devon clotted cream. Unfortunately we weren't able to take advantage of the lovely river views from the roof terrace or the truly waterside seating (the only pub in town to have these) because of the awful weather on the night we were there; but this was made up for by the friendly, traditional Devon pub atmosphere created by Ann and her team. Instead we were seated in the newly decorated back bar with its fresh, seasidey feel and where we enjoyed our meals of fishcake with tomato lime and coriander salsa followed by fresh scallops with pesto and deep fried whitebait with aioli followed by ribeye steak and chips (well, what else would Dave choose?).  Why not try The Floating Bridge and see for yourself how this old pub has been brought into the 21st century?  You can check out their web site by clicking here.

The Floating Bridge has live music this Saturday from 9-11.30pm and on Regatta Saturday features 59 Ford playing on the terrace from 2 - 4.30 and from 9 - 11.30 in the bar. Anyone who saw 59 Ford at Music Festival won't want to miss this extra Regatta treat!

3.    Devon’s cutest baby

Life is sweet. The sun is shining and the grass is soft. This lovely baby has copper coloured ears perked listening to Alpaca Mum cropping the grass. Born last week with her soft brown eyes and eyelashes to die for she is everyone’s favourite baby at Woodlands this holiday.  The Alpaca herd are new residents in the Big Fun Farm, the zoo in a farm at Woodlands.  Click here to see more?
 

4.    Property Talk

It is generally agreed that property in either the social or rented sector may be less energy efficient than those properties in the home residential market and this has led to the government introducing energy performance certificates (EPC’s) to both these sectors. The intention is that tenants may take a keener interest in the energy rating of homes for let, as a higher energy rating means lower fuel bills.

Energy assessment of these buildings is already underway and the timetable for the deadline for EPC's has been established. The UK Government has already released the inspection programme for housing in the social sector. UK landlords will need to act swiftly to arrange a survey of their property for energy performance, in order to prevent hold-ups when it comes to renting their properties out and the loss of money these hold ups may lead to.

Properties cannot be made available to rent after the 1st October unless an EPC is provided. Tom Freeborn Domestic Energy Assessor for Freeborns who covers the South Hams area says that inspections should be implemented now, in time to avoid the inevitable ‘rush’ as we approach the October deadline. Contact Tom Freeborn on 01803 832045

5.    A new artist in town

Baxters in Foss Street is holding an exhibition featuring local and seaside views by a mixture of existing and guest artists. The picture shown is by renowned Devon water-colourist John Hoar. Dartmouth artist Simon Hart will also be showing the first in an exciting collection of collage and mixed media pieces. In all, 6 artists will be showing new work alongside wirework pictures by Helaina Sharpley and carved and painted wood pieces by Michael Lythgoe. The private view is this Friday 25th at 6pm, contact Sarah at the gallery for an invitation on 01803 839000. All works are on the baxters website click here to see it.

6.    McMillan Fete

There were clear blue skies and sunshine for the Macmillan Summer Fete held in the Royal Avenue Gardens on Tuesday. After weeks of unsettled weather resulting in other local events having to cancel or change their venue, this was a perfect Dartmouth summer day! Organiser, Sue Wright said "Once again, we were so lucky with the weather, which was just perfect!" The many visitors enjoyed browsing the range of stalls selling everything from home made cakes to arts and crafts and the crew running the refreshment hut were kept busy all day. The event raised over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps improve the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support and pushes for better cancer care. For more information click here.
 

     7.    Small News
  • Tony & Chris Scorer are opening their “Tropical garden” on Monday 28th July between 3pm and 7pm. They live at Crieff Lodge which is opposite 29 Clarence Hill, Dartmouth. Entry is £2.50 and refreshments and some plants will be available. There is no parking but the garden is well worth the walk to visit.
     
  • This Saturday live music at The Floating Bridge Dartmouth from 9.00 - 11.30pm

     
  • Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
     
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  • Dartmouth B and B  click here
     
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  • A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Will in Dartmouth, to read Kevin's poem about her, click here

Images copyright Dave Cawley, Nigel Evans , Kevin Pyne & others.

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