3. Can you date
4. Small News
Tessa de Galleani reports: What
a triumph, a small, hard working committee have delivered a
truly wonderful weekend for both the visitor and the local
economy. Candlelit has shown us the way forward working
together alongside our local organisations and that included
the whole community. Visiting all the local schools to show
the children how they could transform a bunch of sticks,
tissue paper and lots of glue, into the magical lantern
procession we saw on Friday night. Most of the shops stayed
open for the late night shoppers. The night was cold and dry
and customers gravitated to the shops that gave a warm
welcome with generous nibbles and warming drinks. Saturday
buzzed all day long, The Gift Box had itís best day ever and
talking to others I wasnít the only one. Customers, both
local and visiting all mentioned how enjoyable they found it
and what a lovely town we all share. Magical lanterns
for the children, choirs. music, late night shopping, market
stalls, free parking, Father Christmas, street entertainers,
art competition, poetry competition, themed window displays
in the shops, so that you could guess which carols and lots
of happy people. What more could we ask for? Thank you
Candlelit, I can't wait for next year!
Dave Cawley reports:
Keeping Dartmouth Special
is my main objective, and this shows what we can do,
with a 5 minute slot on the BBC local news, everyone in the
West Country has seen that Dartmouth is the place to eat,
drink, shop and chill out watching the boats on the river!
Dartmouth really does have some
of the best and specialised shops and galleries in the whole
of the South West, if not the UK? Many of you have
discovered our secret, Christmas Shop in Dartmouth and
delight your friends, relatives and loved ones.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Can you date this photo?
As the title says, can you date
this picture please? Or can you say it must be before
19** because that house has not been built, or whatever?
The Dartmouth Trust needs to prove that the steps on Beacon
Boathouse are older than a certain date, they are
absolutely certain they are, and they are shown on this
photograph, but somehow they need to prove it.
The trust would really
like to know as it is holding up some negotiation.
e-mail me by
To see the full sized
click here. You may even fancy printing it out, it
is a bit of local history!
The trust would like to
thank Eric Preston for finding the picture in the