1.   Walk the Plank

2.   The perfect beer

3.   A Prophet in Dartmouth?

4.   Small News

 

 

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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.

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2.  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.

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here

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3.   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

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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 dot TV 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?

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