1. Music @ Browns
2. 50 Years of
3. Royal Street
5. Whip Away
6. Small News
1. Music @ Browns
James Brown reports: We will be
serving our Saturday Deli lunch from 12-4pm. It's a great
opportunity to try our new look Saturday Lunches. No need to
book. We will not be able to serve casual food in the bar on
Friday and Saturday night. Our full restaurant menu is available
in the restaurant. If you would like some early casual food then
come early between 6 and 7pm. This will be served in the middle
room on a strictly first come first served basis. We still have
a few tables left for the evening. Please call if you would like
to make a reservation.
# Friday Night: Ryan Inglis
click here for more. Friday night is still Tapas night - we
will be doing early complimentary Tapas at the bar as usual
# Saturday Lunch: 12:30 -14:30pm Adam and Celine Do Santos
# Saturday Night: Phil King 8-10:30pm
Click here and you will
be transfixed! If you only click on one link in this news, make
sure it is this one!!
50 Years since the start of Westward Television
The web is full of statistical
information on 50 years of local ITV, but here is a personal
perspective from Dave Cawley:
In 1961 most families did not have a car, it was even talked
about that some trunk roads would allow travel at 60mph, the
almost unbelievable "mile a minute", but this was a dream
for most of us. Dr Who was three years away and
murmurings were heard of ITV and advertisements, it was
thought that this would be a gaudy flash in the pan.
Westward transmitted in Band III
and most TVs needed a "converter box" and also a new aerial,
as the old BBC "H" shaped ones were three times lower in
frequency. If you were with Radio Rentals or
Redifusion you stood a chance of a chargeable upgrade.
Many coastal villages such as Portreath in North Cornwall
could only receive Westward by "cable" as the deep valleys
prohibited direct reception. This was one of the first
uses of Cable TV and nothing like the systems used in big
The Westward publicity
campaign visited 23 locations, many by train and cost for
then, a huge £30,000! As a child I remember being
taken to one of the Railway Stations and being given a
Westward badge, I was thrilled, and never more so when an
hour later I discovered that if you pealed the top layer off
the badge, there was a Heinz Baked Beans badge underneath!
We all tried to get Gus
Huneybun to read out our birthdays, to give us a few bunny
hops, wiggle his ears or wink, but I never achieved that.
Many famous presenters did their apprenticeship with
Westward. You can see a fascinating glimpse into the
early Westward by
clicking here. Do you remember the days of almost
no children's TV, no daytime TV and the Test Card with it's
BBC Light Program radio type music?
Westward lived a relatively
short life before being taken over after 18 years, but in
the memories of locals Westward will live on for ever.
Royal Wedding Street Party
Christopher and Lizzie Helyer
held a celebratory Royal Wedding Street party on Friday
afternoon along the South Embankment, inviting all their
neighbours to join them for tea and excellent home made
scones with jam and cream. Visitors were made welcome
too and donations totalling £115 were received of in aid of
Christian Aid in Japan. Thank you Christopher and
Sarah Duggan from Baxters
Gallery in Foss St travelled to the Isle of Skye in March.
Although it was a holiday, Sarah met several artists on her
trip and some will feature in an exhibition in May 2012.
However, as a preview, Sarah has some work from one of the
artists, Julie Whatley, already. Julie, who has studied to
Master of Fine Arts level, works in a mixture of pastels,
charcoal and inks to create her fantastic sea birds. There
are just 4 available, all shown on the Baxters website,
click here to see it.
Sarah will have news of Galleries night soon. This starts on
Friday May 27th with private views in 8 galleries from 6pm.
Why not book a visit to come and see the new exhibitions
that will be on show. To check out some of the very
best Art Galleries in Dartmouth
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Whip Crack Away; tonight!
Calamity Jane. This
Oscar-winning classic has Doris Day in buckskins and at her
very best - A fine specimen from an age of great musicals!
Calamity Jane is a hard-ridin’, gun-totin’, woman in
buckskins who lives in Deadwood where she is just one of the
guys. 'Calam' just can't resist boasting, even though most
of her endeavours are a little disastrous. When a crowd of
her male friends are disappointed by the appearance of a
drag queen rather than an actress at the local theatre, she
prevents a riot by promising to go to Chicago in order to
bring back famous actress Adelaid Adams to appear on stage
in Deadwood. As good as her word, Calam goes to Chicago and
tracks down the theatre where Adelaid Adams is appearing...
Come and enjoy an evening of great music, humour and
nostalgia with Doris Day and Howard Keel. Wild West food
included, Stetsons optional! This film is on tonight at the
Guildhall at 7.30PM (food earlier). Tickets are available
from the Windjammer, Victoria Road, Dartmouth, in advance or
on the night. Members £3.50, guests £5.00.
New members can join at the door on any screening night. For
further information contact: Clive Osborne on 079-6802-6449
5. Small News
Lydia Guy reports:
The annual canoe races take place on Sunday 15th May at
14.00 to benefit the Dart Lifeboat and the Chernobyl
Children's project. Our lifeboat crew
are naturally taking part.
Management are running a seminar on 19th May at
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club in conjunction with
Nationwide Legals and McClures Solicitors. Starting at
9.30am with coffee it will finish at noon. Topics to be
covered are: Minimising inheritance tax; Options
regarding long term care and nursing home fees; How to
mitigate probate costs. Limited places are available,
call Mike Cooper on 01803 834440 for details.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,