1.  Bluebell wood

2.  The Holdsworth Room

3.  St George's concert

4.  Trailblazing Dartmouth

5.  Small News




1.  Bluebell wood at Gallants Bower

This weekend will see the best display of bluebells in the world!  Gallants Bower is above the castle at the mouth of the river and a bit of a trek but well worth it.  Ask at the Castle Tearoom or at the Tourist Information Centre.  On the way back have a cream tea at the tearooms and take the delightful ferry back into town?  All these photographs were taken last weekend.

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

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A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


2.  The Holdsworth Room opens at Dartmouth Museum

The Dartmouth Museum welcomed Town Councillors to the opening of the new Holdsworth Room this week.  This is a vibrant and and fascinating museum that has undergone considerable refurbishment over the last couple of years.  Whether you are a local or a holidaymaker a visit is a must!  To visit their website click here.


3.   St George's concert

The annual concert for St George was held in St George's Church Dittisham this week, raising funds for the Royal British Legion and the church.  Once again organised by Tom Leeman, it featured talented locals including Jonathan Watts, Martin Holland and the Blackawton Primary School Choir, as well as Oliver Marsh, a nationally recognised singer who led the audience in the usual rendering of Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.  Town Crier Lez Ellis opened the proceedings and kept everyone in order!


4.   Trailblazing Dartmouth

Nigel Way from Visit South Devon and Karen Jones from Coast & Country Cottages   launched this new sport with the help of Richard Rendle M.B.E. the Mayor of Dartmouth.  Trailblaze is a brand-new concept designed to test your limits and fire your spirit. This hand-picked portfolio of tough endurance challenges consists of a selection of stunning trails which pass through some of the world’s most demanding and inspiring landscapes. The trails differ greatly, but the challenge is always the same; travel as far as you can under your own steam in one complete attempt.  As well as earning rewards for reaching important milestones, known as 'hotspots', there are some amazing prizes up for grabs. The further you make it, the better the prizes get, and the greater your chances of winning.  To read more about this fascinating sport and who is in the lead, click here.


5.   Small News

  • The 30th Blackawton International Festival of Wormcharming takes place this Sunday 1st May. The theme for 2011 is forests, trees and all things woodland - in recognition of this being the International Year of Forests. Fancy dress is always encouraged and there will be prizes for the best themed outfits. It's free to enter.  Click here to visit their website.

  • This Sunday sees the first summer evening service at St Petrox Church in Dartmouth.  The Easter Carol Service begins at 6.30pm and is led by the Revd Jane Lankester.

  • There is a bread and cheese lunch in aid Christian Aid this Tuesday 2nd May at 12 noon in St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth.


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