1. St Clement’s
2. Classic Craft
3. Well done
4. A Rare Treat
5. Who are they?
6. Small News
1. News from St
Work on the improvements to St
Clement’s Church gathers pace. After an initial setback,
when asbestos lagging was found around some of the old
heating pipes, progress has been rapid. A small group of
parishioners, going inside last week to inspect what has
been done, were joined by Revd Michael Macey, back in
Dartmouth on a short holiday from Westminster Abbey. The
former curate looked around in amazement and said,
The wooden boards in both the transepts were rotten and the
floor in danger of collapse. The stone flooring is being
extended throughout, giving a greater sense of space and
serving to enhance the elegant proportions of the old parish
The latest bulletin about the project is being delivered to
houses in Dartmouth. It offers the opportunity to help the
scheme by donating a chair. These will be similar to very
well-crafted and durable ones in use in Ripon Cathedral in
Yorkshire, and will carry a small discreet plaque as the
donor wishes. Further information is available from
the Parish Office on 01803 835540 or the vicar on 835543.
Classic Craft II
Once again the artists and craftspeople of Dartmouth have
excelled themselves with an outstanding display of work in
St Saviour's Church. The exhibition is still on until 6.00pm
today and from 10.30am until 4.30pm tomorrow (Friday).
Admission is free (please make a
donation if you enjoy it) and you can get delicious home
made refreshments as well - the sandwiches and cakes are
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Well done John!
A Dartmouth chef has just won
the approval of MPs for his cooking skills!
Manoj John, Head Chef at the
Spice Bazaar restaurant, won the recent Veeti Tiffin cookery
competition at the House of Commons and is seen here with
Speaker of House of Commons Mr. John Bercow and Anthony
Steen MP for Totnes.
Well done John!
A Rare Treat for Erin
Erin thought her Peppa Pig was
lonely on holiday. When she heard mother Pig Queen Charlotte
at Woodlands had 8 newborn ginger and black piglets she
streaked up to the Big Fun Farm to introduce Peppa.
The TV Star was very impressed by the pedigree of the 8
little piglets. The Oxford Sandy and Black babies are rare
in the pig world as they were virtually extinct 20 years
ago. Once the traditional English pig was found on most
farms 100 years ago but declined after the war. There are
still only 4 male and 13 female bloodlines in the whole
country. Careful breeding by the Oxford Sandy & Black
Society has increased numbers. This year for the first time
a young gilt qualified for the finals in the Royal Shows
Young Pig of the Year against traditional and modern breeds.
Queen Charlotte is a wonderful mum and the piglets will
inherit the breed’s excellent temperament. Erin was
overjoyed when two beautiful babies actually cuddled up to
their famous cousin Peppa. “They weren’t a bit shy or
squeaky” she said.
Other proud mothers were showing off lots of babies at
Woodlands to Erin and her family. Three Sika Deer mums were
fussing over their big eyed, shy fawns. A beautiful white
baby Llama had appeared in the paddocks beside her stately
mother Snow Queen. Visiting the Reptile House they were
astonished by the tiniest and rarest Bearded Dragon babies
in the country. “But Queen Charlotte’s Piglets are my
favourite” said Erin “and Peppa’s too”.
Who are they?
Who are these lovely people
tidying up Dartmouth? Any ideas?
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a question of News. Some have said that this Internet
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possibly true, so why don't you share your news with us?
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6. Small News
Step. Where were you 40 years ago when Neil
Armstrong was the first man to step on the Moon?
In the 1969 the pop charts were:
Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival, who can
ever forget Je t'aime by Jane Birkin, Space Oddity by David
Bowie, Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones, My Way by
Frank Sinatra and the San Francisco Flower Power movement
was full on.
Dartmouth TV owner Dave Cawley
commented "I remember it well but I was more
interested in a Villiers 250 twin at the time!, later
when I met Neil Armstrong I realised I should have paid
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