2. Ferry is
3. The Gift Box
4. Devon has
5. Small News
Channel Regatta this weekend
The Classic Channel Regatta is expecting dozens of classic
yachts in Dartmouth from tomorrow evening Friday July 3rd
for two days of racing in Start Bay until Monday July 6th
when they race across the Channel to Paimpol and then again
Particularly worthy of note amongst all these fine yachts,
because of her extraordinarily adventurous life and
association with Dartmouth is the Dundee cutter Mutin, the
oldest vessel in commission in the French Navy today.
Impounded in Plymouth as the vessel of a foreign power in
the summer of 1940 she was spotted by Special Operations
Executive (SOE)’s Commander Gerald
Holdsworth (RNVR) and sent to Dartmouth for a refit before
ferrying allied agents to and from Brittany in the dark
years of the German occupation. She can well be considered
to be a precursor to the 23rd MGB (Motor Gun Boat) flotilla
operating out of Dartmouth from late 1942, by which time
Mutin was in Biscay supplying the French resistance with…
fake tuna stuffed with explosives!
Click here to read more.
She will be accompanied by another French Navy sailing
vessel, the yawl La Grande Hermine.
Click here to read more.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
The Gift Box opens
Remember Clouds? Well
Tessa is open again in a brand new shop in Market Street.
The Gift Box is unashamedly "for the women in your
life". Next time the woman in your life deserves a
present go and see Tessa, talk to her and she will advise
and then gift wrap your present - simples! But when we
were in there many women were snapping up all the hats and
jewellery as presents to themselves, and who can blame them?
To see more of
Dartmouth's specialist shops
here. And to see our wonderful art galleries
Devon has Talent
To celebrate the wealth of
talent in Devon, Woodlands has the Star Talent show on
Sunday July 5th. The winning singer will be singing live on
air and making a record in a professional recording studio.
The winning Top Talent wins a helicopter ride over the
beautiful South Hams.
Keith Martin has ten years' experience organising Talent
shows and is managing the event. “It will be a hugely
entertaining show revealing the wealth of talent in Devon &
beyond” Kevin said “The Woodlands Star Talent Show has the
professional touch making it fun to perform and great fun to
watch. Spangles is our compére he will make a great
atmosphere for the competition. The judges are very
experienced, including Ben Moseby, the Palm FM Breakfast
presenter. We are all child orientated and will encourage
the competitors to enjoy the experience. There is no
pressure and no nasty comments from the judges. It is a
family show and we want everyone to have a good time whether
they perform or watch”.
Not only youngsters are bursting with talent but 79 year old
Frank and 65 year old Pearl from Paignton are eager to show
talent has nothing to do with age. Danceworx West 17 are
travelling from Penzance with 17 dancers to perform ‘A bit
of Attitude’. Suzannah from Torquay is entering both singing
and dancing classes while the two Shepherd sisters from
Plympton are both singing solos and the youngest is also
playing the cornet. Storytellers, guitar players, boy
bands, recorder blowers and poem readers are all practising
for the show hoping to win a helicopter ride or make their
“The list of talented performers is growing fast” Keith
said. “We will accept entries on the day but please be here
by 10.30am if you can to sign in. Bring along some
supporters and have lots of fun. The marquee stage is ready
for rehearsing from 10.30 on Sunday. The Contest starts at
midday. Every competitor will have free entrance to the
Family Theme Park near Dartmouth and wins a Woodlands
Achievement Medal. The classes include the Star Singer and
Tip Top Talent with three different age categories in each.
The Woodlands Star Talent Contest form is available to
download by clicking
here or phone 01803 712598.
5. Small News
Do you work in Dartmouth?
Did you know you can get a 12 month Park & Ride pass for
just £99.00 !! It covers you for all the Summer
months with a free bus ride and during the winter you
can either park in town, or on the Park and get a bus or
a lift in. This quite remarkable offer has been
brought to you by our old friend Chris Lucas at SHDC,
Do you have a
business in Dartmouth? If you have read this
newsletter so will your customers and potential
customers. When they click on a link do you want
them to see your business on
We are number one on Google for many search terms and we
average second overall. But what
matters is how much time people spend on a website, and
we have more content and more beautiful photographs than
all the other Dartmouth web sites put together, so why
not come and join us? To become an advertiser
This isn't a
Photoshopped image, it was taken in the Boatfloat when a boat
had just moored and disrupted the perfect reflections in the
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?