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From Kevin Pyne
When a ship comes over the
With its course set fair for our port
We again become a harbour
And not just a seaside tourist resort
And it has been this town’s way
For all of its recorded centuries
To welcome ships to Dartmouth
Whenever they arrive by sea
We welcomed good King Richard
When he and his lion hearted crusaders came
Then the trade in cod from Newfoundland
Later the pilgrim fathers the same
We also house the Royal Navy
Having shown the world's nobility
The ways of knots and splices
And all the skills of standing a watch at sea
So come all you ships of the oceans
To this our little harbour town
Because to hear a great ship call on her horn
As she heads into our river
Is truly the best of all maritime sounds?
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Devon Craftsman Builds 18 Greens
Generations of Simon Tozer's
family have farmed the land at Blackawton in the South Hams.
With the down turn in farming 28 year old Simon formed his own
construction company. When he was asked to design and
construct an 18 hole adventure golf course at Woodlands he
jumped at the chance.
Simon, a keen & accomplished golfer, had never designed or
built a golf course. The site was on a steep hill which
added to the challenge but he was enthusiastic about the
project. “The site is on the edge of the wood” he told
us “I felt the course should blend into the countryside by
using natural stone and wood. Luckily I knew an excellent
stone mason Vic Danbury who could build bridges and walls to
the standard I was looking for”. Simon and his team of
5 local men moved over a thousand tons of soil on the steep
slopes. “My design was on different levels using the natural
contours of the land” he said “To make each of the 18 greens
flat, every level had to be precise. It was worth it because
the course is unique”.
“I used natural spring water to feed the two streams,
waterfalls and ponds. Vic is a perfectionist. His bridges &
stone centrepieces are a strong feature of the course”.
Simon’s baby daughter Phoebe is the fourth generation of
Tozers to live at Thorn Farm in Blackawton.
The Bendall family, owners of Woodlands are delighted with
the new Safari Adventure Golf course. “I went to school with
Simons Dad” Park Director Chris Bendall told us “Simon’s
designs were different & his clever use of levels has worked.
He is a talented chap and deserves to do well”.
The opening of the Safari Adventure Golf Course is
celebrated at Woodlands on 12th August with the Safari Golf
Championship. The celebrated Golf Pro from Dartmouth Golf
Club and the Sea Dragon are opening the event and are
presenting trophies, prizes and treats and Goody Bags to
players & winners. For more information on Safari Golf
Championship call 01803 712598 or
click here to e-mail.
Despite an afternoon of drizzle,
the weather improved for the opening night of this year's
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week production of Macbeth by the Inn
Theatre Company and it certainly lives up to expectations.
From the first meeting of Macbeth with the sepulchrous
witches, whose prophecy sets him on his murderous destiny,
the production is once again outstanding. Great performances
from Vernon Davis and Gina Carter as Macbeth and Lady
Dartmouth TV's Award of the
Evening goes to Dr Phil for his uncanny rendering of a
Macbeth is showing at Dartmouth Castle tonight, tomorrow,
Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm - tickets available from
Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre, tel 01803 834224 or
call in to pick some up. Don't miss it!
5. Small News
reports: Dance the night away with music by the Drat
Pack. River trip, supper and music for £15.00 per person
on Saturday 21 August, 7pm till late from Dartmouth
Quay. All profits to be donated to Dartmouth Caring,
Charity for the benefit of the community's elderly and
vulnerable, and by the kind arrangement of Dartmouth
River Boats. Tickets are available from Dartmouth Caring
(red door opposite the Medical Practice), 35 Victoria
Road, Dartmouth on 01803 835384 or Dartmouth River
Boats, Lower Street, Dartmouth on 01803 555872. Please
join us for a wonderful evening on the River Dart.
We had a lot of
gentle ribbing last week! In fact it is true
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