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1.    Henri Lloyd opening

2.   Food Festival, even more!

3.    Two tall, leggy girls

4.    Small News


The view from Gallents Bower

1.    Henri Lloyd opening

Joe Glanfield, Double Olympic Silver Medallist was the guest of honour at the official opening of the Dartmouth Henri Lloyd Sailing Store this Wednesday.

In conjunction with the recent store opening, Henri Lloyd also sponsored the best local boat trophy in the recent Dartmouth Royal Regatta, which was won by local sailor Peter Johnson, who was competing in the Squib Fleet.  As well as receiving this unique trophy Peter also received a £500 Henri Lloyd gift voucher.

The 820 sq foot store located on The Quay is the Henri Lloyd sixth Sailing Store and follows successful openings in Lymington, Falmouth, Weymouth, Cowes and more recently in nearby Salcombe, and is part of a continued programme to roll out the Henri Lloyd sailing store concept and complement the city centre stores in Manchester and flagship store in Carnaby St, London.

Henri Lloyd also has stores in Paris (France), Helsinki (Finland), Sydney (Australia), and Krakow (Poland).

The Dartmouth store offers Henri Lloyd’s marine, lifestyle and footwear collections and ensures that Henri Lloyd has a strong distribution channel in the South West of England whilst supporting existing distributors in and around Devon.

Kim Ramsey, Retail Manager - Henri Lloyd comments: “We are thrilled to be opening our latest Henri Lloyd Sailing Store in Dartmouth – which boasts one of the most popular sailing communities of Devon, and it is an honour to welcome back Joe from his recent success in China”

Cutting the ribbon!

Peter Johnson receiving his award

2.    Food Festival   8, 9, 10, 11, 12 October 2008

Grand Opening Party Wed 8th October 6:30pm - 11:00pm click here to see it, this is the menu:

Indonesian Spiced Mackerel cooked in Banana Leaf: Royal Castle Hotel
Brixham Fish Soup with Julian Temperley’s cider brandy: Seahorse
Salmon en Papilotte, Salmon Kebabs & Salsa: Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Cured Beef Brochettes with Green Salsa : Dart Marina
Mumbai Road Snacks: Spice Bazaar
Fish & Meat platters : Dartmouth Smokehouse
Locally Farmed Oysters: Bigbury Oysters
A selection of Italian Canapés : Dartmouth Apprentice
Selection of seasonal salads : Philips Food
Selection of breads:  French Bread Shop
Not a cheese board but a Cheese Table: Smith Street Deli
The Famous Manna Double Chocolate Brownies: Manna From Devon
The Dartmouth Food Festival  Croc-en-bouche: Saveurs
Launch of “Butterscotch & Peanut Ice Cream”: Dartmouth Ice Cream Company
Sushi Bar: The Dolphin
Paella:  Ferry Boat Inn

Tickets cost £25 and are available at One Design, Foss Street; Danielli, Lower Street; Royal Castle Hotel, The Quay; Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre, Mayors Avenue and Kingswear Post Office

And to see everything else in detail, click here!


Photographs from last years Festival

3.  Two tall, leggy girls

Two tall, leggy girls are causing a stir in South Devon. The female Rothschild’s giraffes have come to Paignton Zoo Environmental Park from Eastern Europe. Three year old Janica is from Duvr Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic and Sangha (two and a half) from Liberec Zoo in Slovakia. They join four year old Yoda, who arrived in Devon in September 2006.

The moves were recommended by the European Endangered species Programme Coordinator for Rothschild’s giraffes, Marc Damen, who is based at Arnhem Zoo and arranged by Paignton Zoo Curator of Mammals Neil Bemment. The arrival of the two young giraffes was delayed for many months by blue tongue restrictions across Europe.

The Rothschild giraffe is one of the most threatened giraffe sub-species, with only a few hundred left in the wild in Kenya and Uganda.

The journeys of 1,200 kilometres from the Czech Republic and 1,500 kilometres from Slovakia were completed by road. Transportation costs of around 5,600 Euros (£4,400) for each animal were met by Paignton Zoo (a registered charity) as the collection receiving the animal. The Herald Express Kizi Fund helped raise £7,453 towards bringing giraffes back to Paignton Zoo.

Janica was she born at Duvrkralove Zoo while Sangha was born at Liberec in March 2006. Yoda came from Givskud Zoo in Denmark, where he was born in November 2004. They are all purebred Rothschild's or Baringo giraffes.  Click here to visit Paignton Zoo.

4.    Small News
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  • The World's Biggest Coffee Morning
    Thanks to the generosity of the Dart Marina Hotel you can get a coffee and a biscuit for £2.00 this Friday 26 September between 10.00am and 12 noon and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support's local projects.  There will be a cake stall, raffle and Christmas cards for sale!!




Joe Glanfield and his silver Olympic Medal

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