1. Friday night
2. English Wine
3. Nowhere Boy
4. Try a Boat
5. Small News
English Wine Week
The Royal Castle Hotel hosted a
wine tasting on Monday evening provided by Sharpham Vineyard
who are promoting English Wine Week (28 May-5 June)
including their latest releases, 'Sparkling Pink', a
delicious effervescent rose and a really fresh dry white
'New Release'. We were looking forward to tasting
Sharpham cheeses as well, but they had sold out!! Must
be good! Sharpham wines are available in the Royal
Castle all year round so why not go in and try some?
to visit The Royal Castle Hotel website.
Click here to see the
wonderful Sharpham website ?
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
‘This is an accomplished feature
debut from director Sam Taylor-Wood..’
Nowhere Boy is a chronicle of John Lennon's childhood and
teenage years from 1944 to 1960. It centres around his
relationship with the two dominant women in the first part
of his life; his stern aunt Mimi, who brought him up and his
absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his young life at a
crucial moment. Then his first meeting with Paul McCartney
and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music
and the birth of The Beatles …. But rather than dwelling on
the unique circumstances that produced a musical genius,
it's an affecting movie about coming of age and leaving
home, and about the radical changes in British life since
the Second World War.
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
Try a Boat
Last Saturday and Sunday South
Devon Marine Association organised the free event 'Try a
Boat' in Dartmouth. There was a wide variety of boats
to try including yachts, ribs and power boats, and all for
free! Never having sailed before Dave decided to give
it a go and on Sunday morning we were taken out on one of
the Brixham Sea Schools yachts for an all too brief trial.
Unfortunately the weather was grey and the wind strong so
the sail had to be well reefed, but the guys from Brixham
made even the novices feel safe, Did you know you
could enjoy a day sale for just £85 with or without tuition?
They also offer RYA sailing and powerboat handling courses.
Click here to
check out Brixham Sea School's website
6. Small News
Dartmouth Friends of
Rowcroft Hospice are having a quiz evening at Alf Rescos
on Friday June 10th at 7.00p.m. All slides will be
pictures of Dartmouth by John Tremlett – pictures of the
bits you don’t always notice! Tickets £12.50 each to
include a two course supper. Contact Alf Rescos or
770468 to book and join in the fun.
Sam Geen reports:
"if you have any Sainsburys kids vouchers,
Dartmouth Pre School, Southford School Rooms would
really appreciate them.
Could you drop them off either to the DA (Dartmouth
Arms) or post them thru Southford Road School Rooms
door, Thanks." A very worthwhile cause and we will
certainly do that Sam.
Charities will soon decide whether to work with the
Dartmouth Pre School. Not so long ago the elderly
needed looking after, and quite a few still do.
However with state help, housing benefit and support
their children, most elderly people are better off than
the old days. But the young people of
Dartmouth face the lowest wages and the
highest rents in the country. The future is in our
children and young families, we must encourage them to
stay, live and work in Dartmouth. If you feel
strongly about this please get in touch with any trustee
or directly with the Dartmouth United Charities.
Wednesday 8 June -
Parish of Dartmouth Summer Fete in the Royal Avenue
Gardens from 10am-4pm. Home made cakes, toys,
books, bric-a-brac and refreshments all day. Lots
of fun for all!
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,