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            28th February 2008

1.    Artist paints German frigate

2.    A unique business for sale!

3.    A new you?

4.    Dartmouth Music Festival

5.    Dartmouth News

6.    Small News



1.    Local artist paints German frigate

After visiting Paul Barclay's design studio Nautical Voyages, the Captain of German Frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern commissioned Paul to illustrate and produce limited edition prints for each vessel visiting Devonport.  Before the ship left, Paul and his wife, Marianne, were treated to a tour and afternoon tea on board the frigate  with Captain Reineken.

Paul has somewhat of a reputation as a commercial artist, but he does much, much more as you can see by visiting him at his gallery in Oxford Street Dartmouth.  Or visit his website by clicking here.

2.    A unique business for sale!

Lizzie reports; The Picnic Boat is 'For Sale' as a going concern. I'm ready for the next chapter of my life and am happy to sell the boat only if it goes to someone who is interested in keeping old customers happy and carrying on with the picnics.

I think it's a very attractive business for someone who perhaps wants out of the city life, wants to make the move to Dartmouth and have the business knowledge to take The Picnic Boat nationwide! I'm sure you know how well branded the boat is and believe like me that it's an asset to the town.

Shown here is the Picnic Boat giving HMS Mersey a tow at our 2006 Regatta!

Find out more by clicking here.

3.    A new you?

Sarah Hanafee from  Danielli reports:  On Easter Saturday we are lucky enough to have an Image Consultant spending the day with us. She will be on hand to advise customers on what style will enhance their shape, what colours suit their complexion and make-up tips!

We are booking appointments throughout the day and asking for a £10 'contribution' from customers which we will then donate to Dartmouth Caring.

You can visit Danielli's web site by clicking here.

4.  Dartmouth Music Festival 16 - 18 May 2008

As we all know the Dartmouth Music Festival is a truly fantastic event with all sorts of music for all sorts of people!  The late George Melly appeared along with some truly great performers, and this year promises to be even better!  Here are some images of last year's event.

To see the official web site click here for the unofficial website click here.  You really ought to book your accommodation right now, and why not come down this weekend too?  The 14 bars, numerous restaurants and the river are awaiting you!

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

5.  Dartmouth News

Well this is Dartmouth news, isn't it?  Well yes; and we want to tell you about the 91 issues we have published, yes 91 issues!!  You can reminisce by clicking here .  If you click on each date you can reach every one of our 91 image loaded news letters where you will see 1,846 photographs of Dartmouth and its events, quite an achievement?

Our goal is to promote Dartmouth to both locals and visitors.  We have all seen some other coastal towns in decline and yet Dartmouth shines out as such a wonderful place.  Dave Cawley our owner said  "if I live to be as old as my Grandfather, I will be in Dartmouth for another 39 years.  I want to be able to walk along the embankment on a rainy February Thursday and find the many pubs and restaurants open and thriving, I want to look at art and be able to buy local products from local people"  Dartmouth News will help sustain this ambition. 

We'd like every business in Dartmouth to work with us and help by sponsoring us.  No one in or around the Dartmouth News team, or the Dartmouth dot TV team, has any commercial interest in tourism; they gain nothing, except for the pleasure of living in such a beautiful place.  If you want to help us, whether you are a business or just a reader, then click here, we accept donations of as little as £5! and you may pay by credit card or anything you like.  Another way of helping to Keep Dartmouth Special is to tell us about your news and events - we all like to read about what is happening.

During the last 2 years or so, national press, local press and individuals have clamoured for our photography.  We broke the news on Marks & Spencer and Mitch Tonks before anyone.  You will often see us shopping in town, walking on the Embankment and out to the castle, in a 20 year old boat on the river, or supping a beer or two in one of the pubs.  You may see us with a large professional camera, or you may not see us with an innocent looking compact camera.  But whatever, we are documenting the life of Dartmouth for posterity.  Be part of Dartmouth dot TV and be part of Dartmouth.

6.     Small News  


  •  Browns to re-open tomorrow evening!  We did consider showing some sneak previews, but you probably would not have believed us, they are that smart....  So why not pop in over the weekend or have Brunch on Sunday?

  • “The changes to our climate are not blips,” said Ian Bateman, Devon County Council’s Climate Change Officer, at the Dartmouth & Kingswear Society’s recent Open Forum at The Flavel on Climate Change: the Local Impact. “However, scientific projections are not predictions,” he continued. “Because weather systems are enormously complex, a significant element of uncertainty remains.”

    Over a hundred people heard him, together with fellow speakers Paul Sadler, the Environment Agency’s Planning Manager for Cornwall & Devon and Martin Ross, South West Water’s Environmental Manager, paint a picture of the changes likely to occur in the South Hams area over the next 75 years. “By 2080, it could be like Northern Portugal is today.”

    The audience heard that there are a range of options for dealing with risks of flooding in Dartmouth and Kingswear. “Needs will have to be considered in the context of national priorities, which are Government funded,” said Paul Sadler. “However, locally controlled funding may be available for addressing local priorities outside a national programme of work.” “Engineering design assumptions for water supplies will have to be revised,” said Martin Ross. “However, consumers can save themselves as much as 25% on their water bills by saving rain water and using it for things like flushing toilets where drinking standard water is not needed,” he said.


  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now? 

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