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1.  Food Festival

If you should go down to the banks
Of the Dart today
You’re sure of a gastronomic surprise
For a dozen or more of the
The nations and the towns top chefs
Will be cooking a varied menu of
Delicacies right before your eyes

There will fresh caught fish
So new and sweet that never will leave
The edge of the old town quay
Boxed and carried less then
A matter of yards and as fresh as it can be

And there’ll be local beef and local
Fowl and fresh young pig and lambs
And sheep that sallied forth
Not in great trailers for miles and miles
But from land within this our so beloved South Hams

And the school kids will come and the visitors
Will come to see and taste what they may see
For there among them in their own home town

Will be chefs more often seen in books or on TV
Mixing it up with those who care
Who are providing a proper Devon cream tea!

And yet we will all of us think of he
Who once owned the bistro named 33
And who cooked his way
This great wide gastronomic world around
For even if he cannot be no longer there
We all of us still love him within our town

Kevin Pyne

David Jones Chairman of the Dartmouth Food Festival writes:  'I am absolutely delighted at how well the Festival ran this year and we have received masses of wonderful feedback and comments; my favourite being ‘Dartmouth Food Festival is becoming the new Abergavenny’. Despite the weather not being totally kind to us, Dartmouth was full of food loving people enjoying all that the Festival and Dartmouth had to offer. Everyone seemed to be delighted with the event whether a dedicated foodie, a family on holiday, old, young, resident or visitor and it made for a magical atmosphere around the town'


2.  Galleries Evening

Once again many of Dartmouth's art galleries were open last Friday evening with artists to chat to, wine to drink and nibbles to nibble, what a lovely town!  Here are some of the galleries we visited, are you in the photos ?  To check out Dartmouth's art galleries click here.

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.   Halloween

What a great opportunity to buy the Dartmouth Ghost & Mysteries book published by local man Richard Webb and photographed by local lady Valerie Wills?  Click here to see more details.

The Royal Castle Hotel is holding a special event, order your Bloody Mary from Mary?

Woodlands have a Halloween Special click here for more details. Come to the the Spooky party with Spangles the clown, free pumpkins, pumpkin carving workshops,
Wicked Witch of the Woods lantern procession, Trick & Treat Hunt, and mask making,


4.   Small News

  • Support Save the Children

    This Saturday 31 October, the Rodillian Singers, a female voice choir from Yorkshire, will be performing a concert in St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth in aid of Save the Children whose 90th Anniversary is this year.

    The Rodillian Singers, formed in 1964, are more than just “another ladies choir”. Under the leadership of their musical director, Sue Gwynn, (a talented musician and music teacher), the choir has had recent successes at Festivals which are often dominated by male voice choirs. The choir are joined by local musicians Nicolette Coward (flute), Janet Dietz (piano), Sue Hadow (clarinet) and Katrin Irvine (piano).

    The concert begins at 7.30pm, Tickets are £7.50 and are available from: The Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre in Mayors Avenue, or from Louise Gwynn on 01548 580728.

  • Business rates, the Dartmouth Chamber of Trade have updated the News page on their website  click here to see it then go to the News section.  If you have a business in Dartmouth it could really help you if you joined?

  • Please remember that all photographs on this weekly news are copyright of the photographer, you must ask permission to use them for any purpose.

  • Commander Tom Herman OBE contacted us about last week's article on HMS York.  We do now hope to be invited on board the next Navy ship.  In fact 446 people did get a chance to see her after following an advert in the Townstal Community Hall and a local supermarket.



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