1. Cadet Band
2. Get Married in
3. A Princess
exhibitions this week
5. Small News
1. Cadet Band
Dartmouth was treated to a
wonderful march and a half hour band concert by a group of
the young Combined Cadet Forces staying at BRNC last week.
Their marching and music was simply faultless, and many
bystanders were heard to whisper "another Dartmouth moment"
! We would have loved to have brought this to your
attention last week so more Dartmouth people could have
attended, but unfortunately we weren't told, even though we
believe the circulation of our news amongst Dartmouth people
is higher than any other weekly news. So why not add us to
your press list please?
Why not get Married in Dartmouth?
Whilst photographing the Cadet
Band we spied this beautiful wedding. A quick chat
with our old friend Phil Scoble who was the official Wedding
Photographer and we were allowed to take some photos of our
own. Not only do we have The Guildhall, The Royal
Castle Hotel, and the beautiful St Saviour's Church to get
married in, there is the incomparable Royal Avenue Gardens
to be photographed in. Congratulations to Shaun and
Kay and best wishes for their future happiness.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
A Princess visits Dartmouth
What a difference a day makes!
At least that's what the passengers of the Ocean Princess
thought as they spent a day in Dartmouth. She really
was quite big but managed to turn around on a high tide by
the Higher Ferry. The company say on their website " Smaller
in size yet rich in amenities this beautiful vessel features
an array of onboard activities. Relax on deck by the pool or
get a massage at the Lotus Spa. At night, fine fare abounds
in refined dining rooms and specialty restaurants, with live
entertainment rivalling anything on shore. And this ship
offers more than 200 balcony staterooms so you won't have to
miss a single sunset." Err no, the most fun was ashore
in Dartmouth, but we all knew that anyway!
New Exhibitions this Week
Two new exhibitions open at
galleries in Dartmouth this week. D'Art Gallery's
summer exhibition is 'Friends and femme fatales' by Rosa
Sepple. Paul Reach says "we believe these paintings
will bring joy to the viewer, depicting the moods and
pleasures of life - which can sometimes be a bit humdrum.
They are magical, populated by strange but beautiful figures
that appear to float, tease and flirt." Rosa herself
will be in the gallery on opening night, Saturday 14 August
Also beginning this weekend,
Coombe Gallery's 'Breath of Life - Mending Broken Hearts'
exhibition is helping to raise funds for the British Heart
Foundation's stem cell research, with silkscreen prints by
Sir Peter Blake and John Hoyland amongst others - a great
opportunity for collectors and helping a worthwhile cause at
the same time.
5. Small News
James from Browns
Hotel reports: white wines, with Sancerre gaining
most plaudits. However the most common Loire wine is
Muscadet made from the grape Melon de Borgogne. Muscadet
can come from any of three areas of which the most
common is Muscadet-Serve et Maine. This is the style
most likely to be found in your super market.
Since the late 1994 producers have been able to add Sur
Lie if they leave the wine in contact with the lees for
a minimum of 5 months. This process, discovered
accidently, creates a fuller more rounded wine from the
more basic Muscadet styles. Our July Dartmouth Caring
wines can be found in the entrance to Browns Bar. 5% of
the retail sale price of these wines goes direct to
Jess from The Royal
Castle Hotel reports: Book now for our famous Regatta
Thursday evening £39.95 per person
Saturday evening £59.95 per person
The best part of our Gala buffet is that the table is
yours for the duration of the evening, so you can have a
wander around town between courses and really enjoy the
Regatta atmosphere! Also on Friday evening enjoy
the spectacular river views with our Regatta set menu of
two courses for £20.50 or three courses for £23.50!
To book your table call: 01803 833033
By now most businesses
in Dartmouth will have been given the opportunity to work
with us. A few have asked if we are connected with, or
are we the Tourist Information Centre? Much as we all
love Sue and Jane, no we are most definitely not! We
are an independent organisation which markets Dartmouth very
effectively with the use of Dartmouth dot TV which is the
biggest website for Dartmouth. Our aim is to "Keep
Dartmouth Special" by promoting quality tourism.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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Tony Pike & others.