1. It were loverly
4. Paul Marels
5. Small News
1. It were loverly
: A poem by Kevin Pyne
There’s a buzz about
The river this morning
With all kinds of boats
Going this and that a way
With the harbour being in its
Best summer colours
That it keeps for such warm
Beautiful June River days
A tug was secured to
Number 3A buoy
And a sail training ship
Was alongside the town jetty
Whilst a pile driving barge
Just up from Falmouth
Was being made ready
To drive piles over at Hodown
Deep into the bed of the estuary
There was large
Made fast fore and aft off the
And although perhaps not the
Biggest of private craft that
The harbour has sheltered
In modern times
What she lost by being a few
Metres shorter than some others
Was made up by having
Exceptionally fine lines
Two sailing trawlers
On the ebb tide
As did a handful of sailing boats
On passage as well
With the wind being most suitable
For a quick channel crossing
Without anyone being sea sick
As there was little if any swell
The ferries went backwards
As the boatmen had a natter before
Staring their busy day
And a pretty young woman smiled
And said “good morning”
On what turned out to be the very
Best of fresh green summer days
Dartmouth Academy art students show off
Daniel Ewings is a student with
a future. In his own right he is an accomplished
photographer whose photographs took the eye of our
professional photographer and also a painter as this tribute
(above bottom right) to Andy Warhol shows only too well!
Dan is considering studying architecture at Uni soon and we
wish him the very best of luck.
The Dartmouth Academy
Summer Exhibition at the Flavel contains an outstanding
selection of all the students' GCSE and A Level Art and
Design work, with a whole range of media, techniques and
processes, including books produced by the students which
would enhance any coffee table! No wonder the Academy
has special visual arts status!
The exhibition is on
until 20th June and is open during normal Flavel opening
hours - don't miss it!
Due to logistical issues
were we forced to use an iPhone 4 instead of a professional
Nikon camera for this news item, not bad though?
Normal service might be resumed next week!
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Dartmouth indoor heated swimming pool
Councillor John Hart, Leader of
Devon County Council, officially announced the promise of
£1.5 million pounds for the Dartmouth Indoor Heated Pool to
Sir Geoffrey Newman last Friday. Shown here (l to r)
are Sir Geoffrey Newman, Chairman of the Indoor Pool
trustees, Councillor John Hart, Michael Crowson, pool
trustee and Councillor Dave Cawley, Dartmouth's Deputy
With the £1.5M from
Devon County Council, £400K from South Hams District Council
together with a gift of the £200K plot of land, and up to
£250K from Dartmouth Town Council, Sir Geoffrey told us that
with other donations, the capital funding is now fully in
The new Dartmouth
Academy might operate the site and this could be the key to
the necessary ongoing revenue stream requirement. We
can't wait, but we have to!
Paul Marels retires
Well known face about the town,
PC Paul Marels has retired after 30 years police service, 20
of which have been spent in Dartmouth, where he lives with
Inspector Andy Tomlinson paid
tribute to Paul's long service and in recognition of his
contribution to the town, Town Mayor, Councillor Paul Allen
presented Paul with an official town plaque and the whole
council wished him well in his retirement.
We understand that after the
presentation Inspector Andy Tomlinson and colleague Iain
Simons took Paul out for a drink or two!
6. Small News
Saturday 11th June –
BRNC Volunteer Band – 2pm-4pm. Tea and cakes and a band
concert in Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth in aid of
Children’s Hospice South West.
The Death of
This summer, the exciting Miracle Theatre Company is
touring the West Country with one of the best Sherlock
Holmes mysteries - a period thriller containing a large
measure of comedy and a sting in its tail! The Death of
Sherlock Holmes, written and directed by Bill Scott, is
to be performed in the beautiful gardens of Fingals
Hotel near Dittisham.
It’s a dangerous time for Sherlock Holmes as he stumbles
upon a most ingenious crime whilst preparing for his
final battle with the criminal mastermind Moriarty.
Faced with a web of questionable motives, bizarre
weapons and devilish disguises, Sherlock and Watson head
off at breakneck speed on a trail which leads from 221b
Baker Street, via the Swiss Alps, to a suburban sťance
bursting with paranormal goings on.
The performance takes place on Wednesday 15th June.
Tickets are £15 each and you need to book in advance on
01803 722398. There are a few tickets left for a
Pre-Show Dinner costing £20 per head - booking is
essential for this. Dinner will be at 6pm with the
performance starting at 8pm. Please come in warm
clothing and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain.
The bar will be open and there will be a collection for
the Mental Health Charity MIND, through the Mongolian
Adventure which takes place in July and August this
There's also a performance of the Death of Sherlock
Holmes at The Flavel on Tuesday 14th June at 7.30pm
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley, Jill Cawley, Kevin