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1.   A week in Dartmouth

2.   Days of Summer Tonight

3.   Cream tea & fish & chips!

4.   Dads and Cars

5.   Marketing Dartmouth

6.   College Cadets help

7.   Small News


1.  A week in Dartmouth

Andy Kyle's photos of the last week in Dartmouth.

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

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


2.  500 Days of Summer Tonight

Director: Mark Webb Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  Zooey Deschanel 95 minutes Comedy/Drama/Romance

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't…  "This is a story of boy meets girl", begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 Days Of Summer, and with that the film takes off at breakneck speed into a funny, true-to-life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man's no-holds-barred love affair.

The film also received numerous awards and nominations; including Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber receiving the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. Notable nominations included two at the 67th Golden Globe Awards, for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), and a nomination for Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy).

Films are screened at The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth. The bar is open from 7.30pm and the films start approx. 8pm. Guest tickets are available on the night for £3.50 each from “The Windjammer” Victoria Road between 7.30pm & 7.55pm only. No guest tickets will be sold on the door. To join Dartmouth Film Society, or for more information, call Rob Bird on  01803 835849


3.   Cream tea and fish & chips!

Last Friday evening a group of Dartmouth parishioners filled the 2 Dittisham ferries and headed up river to partake of a fish and chip supper.  The outing was organised by David Oldbury and a thoroughly good time was had by all, especially as the weather was so good.  In fact the ferries were oversubscribed and the Dartmouth dot tv crew took a couple of guests in our own little boat! 

Last week we told you about the Macmillan Cancer Support Cream Tea at Ash House Farm.  What perfect summer weather we had for this traditional English event.  Sue Murray reports 'So many people turned up we sold every ticket plus extras! In the end we've raised £900.29 which is fantastic, plus Bruckners gave the cream which is amazing.'  Thanks to all the helpers and those who went along and of course Jane and Roger Davenport for hosting it.


4.  Dads and Cars - Fathers' Day @  Woodlands

20th June – Fathers' Day - Vintage & Classic Car Show

This is a ‘Do you remember’ time for Dads, did you have a Ford Anglia or Hillman Minx? Come and admire the classic & treasured vehicles, show entry included in usual day admission price. What about bringing your pride & joy? If you have a car over 25 years old in concourse condition bring her along to join us.

Free Coffee & Muffin for Dad (when accompanied by a child under 14 years)  Also Richie – Award Winning Street Performer.

You can eat in the lovely family restaurant and see so many things at Woodlands, click here to see more.


5.   Marketing Dartmouth

OK, so here is a bit of a plug for this news letter and its sister website Dartmouth dot TV click here to see it? 

A leading Dartmouth Art Gallery told us they got more referrals from Dartmouth dot TV than any other.

This week a Dartmouth B&B told us that last month, they had 71 referrals from Dartmouth dot TV,  60 from Dartmouth dot org and 6 from Discover Dartmouth. 

We know we are good and would never kid you we were number one.  But we all know you often don't buy the first thing you see, and holidaymakers will check out the most popular websites.  Dartmouth dot TV we believe has more content and more pictures than any.  Also Dartmouth dot TV sends out this full colour news every week!

Advertising with us only cost £69 a year with up to 5 images, your e-mail address and your website link.  We would say that was unbeatable.  If you want see our advertising rates page, and we don't hide them,  click here.


6.   College Officer Cadets help

Britannia Royal Naval College Officer Cadets help Kingswear Primary School build a garden.

What a difference a day makes ! Well actually, what a difference 20 officer cadets and one day made when they crossed the river on Saturday, June 5th to help Kingswear Primary School create a garden from scratch in a field.

The village primary school, perched on the hillside in the middle of Kingswear, does not have a lot of land around it. However, the owners of Fountain Violet Farm at the top of the village, Edward and Emma Jones, have given the school a sizeable corner of a field to develop as an outdoor learning space and in part of this space the school wants to establish a garden. The school was able to provide a plan, tools and materials but needed the manpower to achieve this goal.

This was why on Saturday, as part of the Naval College Outreach Programme, the officer cadets of Vanguard Division, led by Young Officer in Charge, Sub-Lieutenant Scott Lewis, climbed to the top of Mount Ridley Hill and spent all day digging, sawing and hammering. In return three school governors and their families provided a camp fire, sausages, cakes and the odd suggestion. Once tasked the cadets needed little guidance however and proved themselves exceptionally capable, well motivated and enthusiastic.

The Outreach Programme helps to build links with the local community, encourages team-building and prepares cadets for tasks such as disaster relief work. It proved a very enjoyable day for all those involved. The cadets were lots of fun though always extremely well mannered. The 20 by 8 metre garden is not yet complete but is now well under way. The area is fenced and rabbit-proof and over half the raised beds and paths are in place. By the end of day the cadets had achieved far more than expected and had earned not just the school’s gratitude but also the right to name the garden. At the request of Vanguard Division, Kingswear Primary School’s Vanguarden was born !

Kingswear Primary School is now appealing for donations of garden items such as child-sized wellington boots, garden tools and gloves, kneeling pads and flower and vegetable seeds. Please contact the school on 01803 752356 or phone Gill Davies on 01803 752613.


7.   Small News

  • Sarah Hanafee from Bellini's Piano Bar reports:  Every Thursday, we will be having Mick (of Sax Appeal fame) playing records of cool jazz and soft soul for people to enjoy whilst having a drink – from 7.30pm.  Fridays – from 5.30 – 8pm we have a new young pianist playing modern tunes for people to enjoy – maybe visit us after work!  Saturdays – we have our resident pianist playing classics from 7.30 – this Saturday we are a football free lounge bar for those that are not caught up in the World Cup Frenzy!

  • Chris Ruddlesden reports:  Rowcroft Hospice are holding a "Tea at 3" event at the Stoke Lodge Hotel on Wednesday 23rd June between 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.  There will be delicious teas and various stalls as well as a chance to look around the hotel's quite extensive gardens.  If you would like any more details please give me a ring on 770468.

Why not come and visit Dartmouth?




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