1. B.R.N.C. to
2. First new shop
3. TV Stars at
4. Secrets in Their
6. Small News
1. B.R.N.C. to
At a recent meeting Dartmouth Town
Council heard from Commander Andy Hancock of Britannia Royal
Naval College, the good news that naval officer training will
continue in Dartmouth for the foreseeable future and that in the
longer term he hopes that all initial training will take place
here, because of Dartmouth's proximity to the sea, a clear
advantage over other establishments, as well as the long naval
tradition at the College which celebrates 150 years training in
Dartmouth in 2013. Currently the college has 351 naval cadets
and representatives from 20 different nations are undergoing
BRNC employs 185 local people and all staff are keen to continue
to forge links with the town and local area. To this end the
college is working with both the Dartmouth Academy and South
Devon College and will be supporting the Port of Dartmouth Royal
Regatta and the Dart Music Festival as it has done in previous
Future growth at BRNC will be excellent news for Dartmouth and
we know that locals and visitors alike will be keen to support
the college in its plans.
First new shop in the market opens
Stocked with more dog food than
you can throw a stick at, the Dartmouth Pet Shop moved into
its brand new shop this week. Mixing the old with the
new has created a vibrant new look and is clearly a sign of
all the good things to come.
Cllr Dave Cawley
reported at this week's Corporate Property committee meeting
"there are over 8 people in the queue to get these new
shops" he went on to say "all government guidelines have
been followed and a recent government audit of the market
regeneration was passed with flying colours" The MCTi
via Devon Renaissance gave £6K funding several years ago.
Recently another £100K was obtained from Devon Renaissance
who said they were "very happy" with all the documentation
and progress of the project.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
TV Stars at Woodlands
Two very famous TV Stars visited
a local Theme Park in Devon on Tuesday 19th April.
Ben & Holly from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom left their
Magical Kingdom to come all the way to Woodlands Family
Theme Park in Dartmouth for the day. They were greeted by
hundreds of fans who had come especially to see them. Ben
the Elf & Holly the Fairy Princess had a great time greeting
their guests and even had time to have a dance and
experience the rides with their fans.
Everyone had a wonderful day especially 3 year old Poppy
Stevens who was overwhelmed with excitement when she got to
see her favourite TV Characters. “Holly!” she said, as Holly
passed her magical wand to Poppy. “I’ve had great fun” said
Ben & Holly went away with presents from their fans
including lots of coloured-in pictures. Jessica Repton the
Event Organiser said “The TV Character Days are exciting
additions to the Family Theme Park at no extra cost. It was
a brilliant day and so nice to see the children’s excited
faces. I can’t wait till Fireman Sam on 31st May”.
Click here for
4. The Secrets in Their Eyes
‘This Oscar-winning Argentinian
thriller packs emotional punch and a dazzlingly virtuosic
narrative…’ In 1999, retired Argentinian federal justice
agent Benjamín Esposito is writing a novel, using an old
closed case (the brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto)
as the source material. In addition to seeing the extreme
grief of the victim's husband, Benjamín, his assistant Pablo
Sandoval, and newly hired department chief Irene Menendez-Hastings
were personally affected by the case as they tracked the
killer. For these reasons the unsatisfactory ending to the
case has always bothered him. At the time, despite the
department already having two other suspects, Benjamín and
Pablo were certain that a man named Isidoro Gómez was the
real killer... (129 minutes, Cert. 18,
This film is on tonight at the
Guildhall at 7.30PM. Guest tickets can be purchased on the
night of the screening at The Windjammer pub in Victoria
Road, Dartmouth for £3.60 per film, between 7.00 – 7.25 pm.
New members can join at the door on any screening night. For
further information contact: Clive Osborne on 079-6802-6449
Elisabeth Sladen who so many of
us loved in her role of Sarah-Jane Smith in the legendary
BBC series Dr Who, died of cancer this week. Starring
with Tom Baker she was the most charismatic of all of Dr
Who's companions and most of us will remember her and
dialogue with K9 (affirmative mistress).
As previously reported, Dr Who
has an alleged association with Dartmouth. Story 2
click here to see it, and story 5
click here to read it, tells a little.
To see an 10 minute sample of
Elisabeth and Tom
click here. It isn't even documented on Wikipedia,
but the first episode of Dr Who screened in 1963 was so
popular that the BBC had to run a repeat of it the next
Saturday before the second episode. The never forgotten
theme music was prepared by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and
a selection of all the theme tunes had be heard by
clicking here. Miss....tress we will remember you.
6. Small News
Every week we get
people e-mailing in to say how much they enjoy the
Dartmouth News and its wonderful photographs. Here
is one we particularly liked from Can Boyacigiller:
I look forward to, and completely relish every edition.
I now live and work in the US (having grown up and
schooled in Dartmouth), but I devour every edition on my
phone as soon as it arrives. For the last few weeks I
was in Saudi Arabia, but still got to "be home" for a
short interval reading Dartmouth News.
Keep up the Excellent work (both for new "customers" and
for the likes of me that are already "sold" on Dartmouth
in our heart). The photos each week are a delight and I
can't wait to see the first Spring edition of the year
which often draws my wife and I back to discussions
about it being time to head back.
Regards from one of the ex-pat "Devon Boy-jig-lers".
Can Paul Boyacigiller. Annapolis, Maryland,
Come and celebrate
the risen Christ this Easter in the Parish of Dartmouth
churches. Services on Sunday include:
5.30am Dawn Service at St Clement's
8.00am Holy Communion at St Clement's
9.30am Holy Communion at St Petrox
11.00am Sung Eucharist at St Saviour's
6.30pm Evensong at St Clement's
Details of all the parish services can be read on their
web site by
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,