2. First cars on
3. Canoe Races
4. Waltz With
5. BRNC Cocktail
6. Small News
First paying cars on the new Ferry
Tony Pike one of our team of
professional photographers took this picture of the first fee
paying vehicles to use the new Higher Ferry.
Next Wednesday 1st July from 10.00am until 4.00pm the
new Dartmouth to Kingswear Higher Ferry will be taken out of
service and opened up to the public for one day only. Built
by superyacht builder Pendennis, of Falmouth in Cornwall,
the ferry is one of a kind in the world and boasts advanced
engineering that will be open to view for the first and last
time. Tony Tucker from Dartmouth Higher Ferry
comments: “The arrival of the new Higher Ferry marked the
end of a journey that started in 2007, and we have been
extremely heartened by the interest in this project. We are
inviting the local community to come along and take the
opportunity to see how their new ferry works and to see the
massive bull wheels which move the vessel across the water.”
The Open Day will provide a chance to look around the new
ferry and learn more about an integral part of the transport
system for Dartmouth and Kingswear. The Ferry Men will be
on-hand to offer insight and anecdotes and answer any
questions about the ferry itself. Tony continues: “We
are delighted to be able to offer people the chance to learn
about a vessel that has become our passion over the last two
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Derek Guy reports: This
was the seventh year for the canoe races sponsored by Canoe
Adventures and the second year an RNLI team took part.
very well to make the final and were beaten by canoe race
veterans Stoke-Up, from across the river. The racing neatly coincided
with Maltsters Beer Festival weekend! Money raised is
to be split
between the RNLI and Chernobyl Kids charity.
Waltz With Bashir tonight!
Dartmouth Film Society's film for Thursday 25th June
is Waltz With Bashir -a beautifully animated, superbly
directed documentary that is both deeply moving and utterly
mesmerising. One night at a bar, an old friend tells
director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is
chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of
beasts. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to
their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the
Surprised he is unable to remember anything about this
period in his life Ari decides to meet and interview old
friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover
the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves
deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to
creep up in surreal images. The film includes extremely
moving interviews (all but two are the actual people).
Finally, Folman orchestrates a stunning climax with an
unexpected directorial masterstroke.
Guest tickets for sale in The Windjammer £3.30 from 7.30 -
7.55. Our bar in The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to
be shown at 8pm approx.
The Britannia Royal Naval
College held its annual cocktail party last night.
Those lucky enough to be invited had a fascinating evening
catching up with old friends and meeting staff and officers
from the college. The Royal Marines' Band from
Lympstone finished off the evening by Beating Retreat on the
parade ground watched by all the guests.