2. Bridge over
3. Palate to
4. Small News
We now have
our very own Dolphin in the river, here is a picture taken
by Andy Kyle of Danny this week.
Director: Sydney Pollack : Actors:
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Bill Murray : 116
minutes : Cert. 15. Comedy/Romance
What do you get when you cross a starving actor with a dynamite
red sequined dress? You get America's hottest new actress….
Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman), a
struggling actor with a bad reputation, has managed to alienate
every producer on both coasts. Michael's agent George Fields
(Sydney Pollack) can't even get his client a commercial and
states that Michael is so obnoxious that he will probably never
work again. Dorsey thinks otherwise; when he hears of an opening
on a popular soap opera, he applies for it - even though the job
is for a female role. Posing as "Miss Dorothy Michaels," he gets
the part and becomes hugely successful. Yet complications ensue
when Michael falls for his co-star Julie (Jessica Lange, in an
Oscar-winning performance), and he's forced to either keep it
under his false breasts, or come clean and turn himself into a
national laughing stock…..
Bridge over troubled water
The Town Jetty is to get two new
bridges at a cost of £310,000 to provide better access to
the dock side and to make it easier to carry out future
repairs without disrupting ferry, pleasure boat passengers
The bridges, to run alongside each other, will occupy the
same footprint as the existing bridge, installed 25 years
ago when the embankment was extended and now heavily rusted.
They will be very similar to the one installed over in
Kingswear a few years ago for the foot-ferry passengers.
Work will start on the week-long project on November 28. The
existing bridge will be removed using a crane barge and the
two new bridges dropped in place to sit on a new pontoon
linked to the Dart Harbour Navigation Authority’s pontoons
that make up the town jetty.
There will also be a new passenger shelter, new lighting,
electrical and water services for the mooring berths and new
access ramps to the bridges at either end. The bridges, of a
much lighter steel construction, are currently being
fabricated off site and will be brought in by barge. The
access bridge will be closed from Monday 28 November to
Friday 2 December. Access to and from the pontoons for
the berth holders will be provided by a water taxi service
and the ferry services directly from the Embankment.
South Hams District Councillor
Bill Hitchins, Executive Member for Assets, said: “This
bridge is one of the most important for Dartmouth – it is
the gateway to the town for those arriving by water on foot
from Kingswear or by pleasure craft. To have the bridge out
of action at any time would be a blow financially to the
port. That is why we have gone for two bridges either of
which can be taken out of service for repairs without
disruption to passengers in the future.”
Palate to Palette
Mark Riley cordially invites you
to a feast of an exhibition " Palate to Palette " 22nd
November – 9th December
Add: Michael Caines
M.B.E., Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Mitch Tonks/Mat
Prowse, Holly and David Jones of Manna from Devon &
With a pinch of:
Malcolm Cheape, Simon Drew, Marc Farrell, Fran Gynn,
John Gillo, Ben Jones, James Stewart & Jilly
Surprise dish of the
day: Falmouth graduate, Nicola Pasterfield’s drawings
and paintings of the recent Dartmouth Food Festival.
Leave to marinade
while you set your table: Coombe Gallery, 20 Foss St,
Dartmouth, Devon. TQ6 9DR: 01803 835820
Mouthwatering works of art incorporating the recipes of
leading chefs and created by the finest artists to
conjure up the perfect Christmas treat. For more
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
4. Small News
Robert Heal (an Old
Dartmothian) reports: When a lad in Dartmouth (circa
1959/60) I was part of a choir that was run by a Miss
Robinson, with Miss Harvey at the piano, which sung at
many festivals in the local area including taking part
in the Paignton Song Festival. A song of particular note
written by Miss Robinson was one about the River Dart
which was in ballad form and told the story of the Dart
from its source in the moor to its meeting of the sea at
the castle. I can remember the first verse and bits of
the last verse:
“Mid the russet of the bracken and the purple of the
heather on a moorland bare and open to the sky
In a land so bleak and lifeless that you’d hardly find a
feather dropped by buzzard or by kestrel as they fly
Far apart two tiny trickles of brown and peaty water
start their long and sluggish journey to the sea”
The last verse goes something like this:
From a hilltop in the springtime looking down upon the
Harbour and the Bay, from the Castle and the College all
Ablaze in morning Glory how I wish that you were here to
gaze with me
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HMS Protector was in
Dartmouth this week. The Ice Breaker has differential GPS and
multiple thrusters. To the utter amazement of the people of
Dartmouth, she got in between the two big buoys and rotated
about her axis under computer control to face the right way.
None of the trip to Sandquay to turn around! Positional
accuracy is to within a few inches. A great shame the Navy
didn't tell us about this again!!
Roadworks on the A3122 near
Halwell have been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.
Reconstruction, patching and drainage work has been carried out
on the stretch from Collaton Cross to Forces Cross which has
been closed overnight since Monday 7 November. Work was due to
continue to Friday 25 November but the scheme has already been
completed and the closure lifted.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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