1. Walk the Plank
2. The perfect
3. A Prophet in
4. Small News
1. Passengers will once
again ‘Walk the Plank’
An historic passenger ferry which
has been serving customers since 1908 is about to set sail for
waters new on the River Dart. The open wooden boat ‘TNS 2’ has
just undergone a refit in the Shaldon Boat House to meet the
rigorous standards required to carry paying passengers by
Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises.
Launched in 1908, the ferry was
built at the Cremel yard in Plymouth for a cost of £27.11s.3d
and originally owned by the Teignmouth Bridge Company. New
owner, Mr Ford said ‘The vessel will certainly be very useful on
the River Dart due to her shallow draft accompanied by her
traditional ‘Walk the plank’ loading method.' She should
be able to visit Sharpham, Bow Creek, Stoke Gabriel and
Dittisham, landing either directly onto the river's edge or
pontoons. The company strives hard to keep memories of the past
alive, operating the English Riviera’s largest WW2 passenger
ship Fairmile and a heritage bus as well as this 1908 vessel.
The perfect beer
Food and beverage assistants at
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club have been developing their
bar skills with help from renowned beer sommelier Marc
Stroobandt. Lee Flynn, Chris Jones, Sam Brenchley and
Charlotte Dodd attended a masterclass run by Stella Artois,
to refresh their bar dispense and presentation skills, with
Chris scoring 100 per cent.
Lee explained: “The
masterclass included not only the art of pouring the perfect
beer in the correct chalice glass but also the growing
relationship between beer and food, information on different
styles of beer and learning how to make drinking beer a
beautiful experience for our customers. The course was not
only about Stella and how to approach selling it, but also
about the beer being brewed, the history and the idea behind
the brand, adding to our knowledge about the whole product.”
Click here for more details.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
A Prophet in Dartmouth?
Dartmouth Film Society's film
for Thursday 27th January is the acclaimed, Oscar nominated,
multi-award winning ‘A Prophet’.
Jacques Audiard's ‘A Prophet’ is an extraordinary prison
movie. But more than that, it's a film about education. A
Prophet follows a gauche young man through the French prison
system, until he becomes the man walking taller and tougher.
Condemned to six years in prison, Malik, part Arab, part
Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail
entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the
other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader
of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is
given a number of "missions" to carry out, toughening him up
and gaining the gang leader's confidence in the process. But
Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all
the while secretly devising his own plans…
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
4. Small News
If you are wondering
what is actually behind the Dartmouth Trust story
click here to read more.
The Music Festival
website has just be re-worked by the crew at Dartmouth
click here to see it.
Tuesday 1st February
- Christian Aid Lunch in St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth
at 12 noon. Come and have a simple lunch with
friendly people and help the poor and needy at home or
in the Third World.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,