1. Another week
2. Town Crier
3. Lunch @ Browns
5. The Food of
6. Small News
1. Another week in
Here is another week in paradise
for those who are working away from Dartmouth, our thousands
of holidaymakers who just need the merest excuse to come
down for a weekend, and for locals who might have missed
something! The World probably dominated the week,
click here to see what we said about it last week.
The Dartmouth dot TV
crew were having a drink the other day (every day actually!)
and we were asked why we do this weekly blog, why and how we
have such beautiful photography and why we send it out to so
many thousands of potential holidaymakers every single week
? Dave Cawley replied: The answer is simple, the days
when 400 workers took the ferry every morning to go to work
at Noss Shipyard are well and truly gone. To Keep
Dartmouth Special we need quality tourism, and that is
our aim. We can't do this for free and you will find
links to our sister site Dartmouth dot TV
to see the index ?
It is important for us to have
as many advertisers and sponsors as possible, and in the
next few days all businesses will receive an invitation to
work with us and to be part of Dartmouth dot TV. Even
if your advertising budget is small please consider us, you
get 12 months exposure on the Biggest Dartmouth web site
there is, and your potential customers will be reminded
every week with this fabulous Newsletter/blog? Did we
say it could cost you just £5 a month for a listing with all
your details and 5 photographs? (yes, five pounds a
month) Oh, and people advertising on our website have
said they get more bookings through us than any other
Dartmouth web site.
Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah!! Dartmouth Town Crier
Lez Ellis reports: As you may
remember, I entered into two competitions this weekend on
behalf of Dartmouth. One in Kingsbridge and one in Paignton.
I did pretty well in the Kingsbridge one but not as well as
one which I won! I am now the Torbay champion for
In Medieval England,
town criers were the chief means of news communication with
the people of the town since many could not read or write.
Royal proclamations, local bylaws, market days, adverts,
even selling loaves of sugar were all proclaimed by a
bellman or crier throughout the centuries—at Christmas 1798,
the Chester Canal Co. sold some sugar damaged in their
packet boat and this was to be advertised by the bellman.
Lunch @ Browns
James Brown reports: Special
Lunch Menus: Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary?
Would you like lobster or a plate of mixed grilled fish or
something a little bit special? Why not give us a call on
Don't forget that if you have over 100 loyalty card points
you need only pay our take out prices for your wine with
Restaurant food at cafe
prices! Some items from this week's menu: Made to order,
chorizo and spinach fritatta and green salad £7.50 :
Homemade fennel bread stuffed with Jilly Rowden's South
Devon Feather steak, hand cut triple fried chips and salad.
£7.95 : Whole fresh plaice from Brixham, and green salad
If you have ever wondered what
secrets lie hidden behind Dartmouth's old stone walls, then
Sunday 1st August is your opportunity to find out!
This year, as part of Dartmouth Lifeboat Week, a new event
will be taking place - a Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming and Strete
An eclectic mix of eleven gardens will be opening their
gates between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday 1st August.
Stroll around five Dartmouth walled town gardens, all
'hidden gems' located in the Clarence Hill, Mount Boone and
Fairview Road area - some with fabulous river views - others
imaginatively planted and designed. Sit and have a coffee,
soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the view!
A short drive to Redlap takes 'explorers' to two coastal
gardens, where stunning sea views, a cup of tea/coffee and
the R.N.L.I. souvenir shop will be on offer. Continue into
Stoke Fleming's Baileys Meadow and Venn Lane, where three
more exotic, colourful and creatively designed gardens are
also opening - light refreshments will also be available.
Just a little further on 'Tallis Rock' Strete - a Victorian
former rectory and hotel, standing in over two acres of land
will be opening the garden for the first time in two
decades. There, refreshments will be served on the lawn
overlooking Start Bay.
Entrance to all gardens is by map - £5 per person. Available
from Dartmouth TIC (834224), Dartmouth Lifeboat Station -
Coronation Park - on the day or from individual gardens. For
further information please ring Chris Scorer 834090.
All proceeds to Dartmouth RNLI.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
6. Small News
Not booked your
Regatta stay yet? Why not try Longbow Barns self
catering apartments for 4 or 6 people? walking distance
to the town and with ample parking. Available due to a
cancelation from Friday 27 August (Red Arrows) to Friday
3 September £695 and £795.
for more information.
Sunny Cottage is
free for Regatta too,
click here to see it. Two double bedrooms and right
in the town. Or call Tessa on 07966 630669
Next weeks News
'may' be on Friday as the crew are probably working away
from Dartmouth for a few days.
Macbeth is on at
Dartmouth Castle next week, pop into the Tourist
Information Office to get your tickets!
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley, Andy Kyle,
, Tessa de Galleani & others.