1. Take that JK
2. Classic Craft
3. Birthday Girls
4. Shooting from
5. Strete Gate
6. Small News
1. Take that JK
Richard Webb, the Dartmouth
publisher, is pleased to announce that two of his best selling
titles have just been reprinted.
The Chronicles of Dartmouth by Don Collinson has been printed
for the third time and is regarded as the definitive history of
the town between 1854 and 1954. Don Collinson says: “Now almost
in my 90th year I am honoured at my publisher's decision to
publish a third edition of my pride and joy. It was the result
of fifteen years research of a town and river that is so rich in
history and I hope that my work has helped everyone to
understand what has made this place so special.” It was
awarded a Devon Book of the Year Award.
Reflections of Dartmouth by Nigel Evans has been printed for the
second time within a year of its publication and the Harbour
Bookshop describes it as “This beautiful book, full of glorious
pictures, is now our bestselling book ever. Take that JK
Rowling!” Nigel Evans says: “I am absolutely thrilled that the
first printing has sold out so quickly and that many people have
told me how much they enjoy the book.” It was No 1 Bestseller in
the Western Morning News Books Chart.
Both books are published by Richard Webb, Dartmouth
click here to see
them and retail at £25. They are available from The Harbour
Bookshop, Dartmouth and other Dartmouth outlets.
Next Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday (22nd - 24th July) come along to St Saviour's Church
in the centre of Dartmouth for the Annual Parish Craft
Exhibition. Exhibits include patchwork, needlework,
paintings, sculpture, metalwork, plus some beautiful floral
displays. Once again there will be impressive contributions
from students at Dartmouth Community College.
The exhibition is open from 10.30am to 6.00pm on Wednesday
and Thursday and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Friday. Home made
refreshments are available all three days and you can buy
tickets for the Grand Draw to take place on Friday
afternoon. Don't miss this opportunity to see outstanding
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Two Dartmouth Celebrities were
celebrating this week. Both Tessa of the new shop "The
Gift Box" in Market Street and "Jill's Mum" had birthdays
this weekend. We had joy, we had fun; and then another
drink or two! Thanks girls, we had a great time!
Shooting from the HIP
David Freeborn reports:
Question. My agent has told me he can sell my property
without a Home Information Pack. Is this right?
Answer. The short answer is no – in fact, it’s downright
illegal. The law is absolutely clear on this: no property
may be put on the market without a HIP already in place. So,
if this agent is suggesting that you somehow don’t actually
need a HIP at all, or that it’s OK to put your home on the
market first and worry about the HIP later – or even that
he’s already got a likely buyer in mind, and the delay in
getting the HIP might jeopardise the sale - then he is
talking about breaking the law.
Of course, you might then ask, so what? After all, it’s the
agent who is legally liable – so if he is prepared to take
the chance, why should you worry? Well, first of all, at
some stage or other the buyer’s solicitor is going to want
to see a HIP – and if one doesn’t exist, then that sale’s
not going anywhere. Besides, if this agent is trying to
steal a march on the competition by suggesting you let him
market your property straight away, instead of waiting for
the HIP to be produced, then the chances are that some other
law-abiding agent will get to hear of it and inform Trading
Standards. But in any case, ask yourself this simple
question. What sort of service do you think you’re likely to
get from an agent who is so desperate for your business that
he is prepared to break the law in order to get it? What
other corners is he going to cut?
No, all in all, it makes no sense whatsoever to take a
chance on using an agent who by his very actions is showing
himself to be thoroughly dishonest. Much better to choose a
well-established, reputable firm – if possible, on the basis
of personal recommendation from someone who has recently
moved house themselves. Using a decent supplier, a good
agent can normally get a HIP produced in just 5 days, often
even less. A leasehold property, or one with unregistered
title, might take a little longer. But much, much better to
be safe than sorry. Contact David at Freeborns Estate
Agency on 01803 832045
It's very tempting to take the
10 minute drive to the beautiful Slapton Sands and to drive
straight past Strete Gate. Last Sunday there were
dozens of families getting the sun and enjoying the sea.
When did you last visit?
6. Small News
Dartmouth will soon be receiving invitations to
advertise with Dartmouth dot TV. The last 12
months has seen a lot of changes in the town.
Those who track their enquiries will know that Dartmouth
dot TV is the first or second highest referrer, and our
conversion rate is second to none!
We have more content and photographs than all the other
Dartmouth web sites put together. Also we are
truly independent; we are not owned or managed by any
tourist business in Dartmouth.
You get a whole year of listing for just £5.00 a month!
How can you possibly resist us?
The strange tri-hull
tri-sail boat that we mentioned last week has caused a
lot of interest. Derek Guy gave us the answer,
here to see it.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?