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1.   Sailor Lizzie snags buoy

2.   Celebrate Start Bay

3.   Dartmouth in print again!

4.   Roary the Racing Car

5.   Small News




1.  Sailor Lizzie gets her buoy in Dartmouth

Transatlantic sailor Lizzie (Worledge) married Parish Director of Music Christopher Helyer in South Africa in July.

The wedding took place in All Saints’ Anglican Church, in Jubisa Location in the Eastern Cape, which has become Christopher's second home since he established The Mayenziwe Project in 2006 to support local schools in the area.

Last Sunday the couple affirmed their marriage vows in St Saviour's Church in front of their Dartmouth friends and relations.

Both Christopher and Lizzie wore the traditional outfits in which they had been married and many guests entered into the spirit of the occasion and turned out in African dress. Congratulations Christopher and Lizzie!


2.   Celebrate Start Bay

The 2009 ‘Celebrate Start Bay’ will be held at Slapton on Saturday 22nd August. It offers a full programme of outdoor and indoor activities to keep the whole family occupied for the day with trails, workshops, entertainment and over 20 stands representing local producers. The event opens at 10am and a full programme can be found by clicking here.
Celebrate Start Bay showcases an array of exciting local products and there’ll be fun activities for adults and children, including walks and water based activities, workshops, talks, demonstrations, and even a falconry display.

New for 2009, Freedom Kayak are offering paddle tours of the Ley. The opportunity to experience the wildlife and tranquillity of the Ley from a different perspective, and paddle the Ley for 90 minutes with basic tuition provided. Four tours will be available during the day commencing at 7am, advance booking is recommended.

In addition to workshops and activities, local performers will provide entertainment throughout the day, from samba band ‘Crooked Tempo’, drama group ‘Slapton Players, to songs from ‘The Nauti Boys’. The festivities continue into the evening at The Tower Inn Slapton with live music, food, and a drink for an all inclusive ticket.

The event is organised and run by village organisations and the local business community, with support from the Slapton Line Partnership and the Field Studies Centre. The Celebrate Start Bay market in the Village Hall will feature local businesses and organisations from crafts, speciality food and drink, conservation and education services.  Celebrate Start Bay co-ordinator Liz Davey commented ‘We have broadened the range of workshops this year and hope that people will be keen to try their hand at a variety of activities ranging from painting to singing. The event has free admission and is a perfect day out for all ages and for both locals and visitors.’

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here


3.   Dartmouth in print again!

The Dartmouth dot TV crew rarely buy boat magazines, their 21 year old Boston Whaler is just fine for messing about on the river.  However "Motor Boat" available in almost any news agent has, as usual, more than one reference to Dartmouth!

Page 34:  "We stayed in the river, which with its steep, oak-clad banks and general air of summery activity was at its very best.  An excellent family dinner at the Dartmouth Arms was followed by a comfortable night alongside the visitors pontoon."

Page 60: "One of England's finest rivers, the Dart is often the first destination on a West Country Cruise.  Dartmouth's magnificent natural Harbour makes you gasp as you come in past the castle and see the colourful town stacked up the hillside."


4.   Roary the Racing Car visits Woodlands

Come and see Roary the Racing Car and Big Chris in the Park at various intervals throughout the day. Roary the Racing Car is coming all the way from Silver Hatch with Big Chris.

The no 1 racing car will be at Woodlands on August 18h. Big Chris will be making sure Roary’s engine is going VROOM VROOM past all the big rides and the playzones in the 90 acre park. You may even be able to have your picture taken with him.  Read more by clicking here.


5.   Small News

  • The Dartmouth Food Festival web site has had a big update, click here to see it.

  • From Brian Parker:  The Tornado photograph in last week's news is pure Hornby Dublo. The man and child are obviously plastic but well done. Very clever of the modeller to have open doors to the carriages. Nice touch too for the different tones to the track ballast. Vegetation could be better done ...

    Just goes to show that, if you take a picture of a very clean steam locomotive from the angle at which models are viewed, then it looks like a model!

  • If you advertise with Dartmouth dot TV, you should have got your renewal invoice, don't wait and forget it, pay it now! 

    Those who actively track conversions say that our site is one of the highest for getting new business and for just £5 a month, why not be part of Dartmouth dot TV?

    Why not come and visit Dartmouth?


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