1. 150th Birthday
3. Then There Were None
4. Newcomen 300
5. Lady Basset's
6. Small News
1. 150th Birthday
Tessa and Beryl de Galleani
celebrated their combined 150th birthday in the Guildhall on
Saturday, together their ages added up to 150. With over
100 guests and the Guildhall decked out in style, we all had a
great time as these photos show! Congratulations both!
During a well attended
"Dartmouth Community Forum" Christmas events were talked
about, never too early! Dave Cawley suggested that "
Christmas Shopping " was indeed an event in its own right.
Joe Murtagh from the Chamber of Trade agreed that the unique
shops in Dartmouth can make Christmas present buying so very
You "can" buy socks,
handkerchiefs and pink sugar mice, but so much more.
Local food, local art, local wine and something unique for
all your friends and family. Think about it, a long
weekend holiday, the bars, the restaurants, the log fires,
and all your presents bought in one great fun weekend!
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
And Then There Were None
Bijou Theatre Productions is
delighted to be presenting Agatha Christie's favourite play
“And Then There Were None”. This is THE iconic Christie
The story is filled with all the twists and turns of plot
that one has come to expect from ‘the Queen of Crime’,
Agatha Christie. The setting is a lonely house on a remote
island, a location that is completely cut off from the
mainland except for a once a day ferry boat call. Ten people
– a group of ill-assorted guests - are invited there by a
mysterious unknown host, but they arrive to find their host
strangely absent! A recording is played, and a mystery voice
indicts each guest of murder. First one and then another is
killed off, and as the tension grows they realise that the
killer has to be one of themselves! In addition their deaths
are linked to the children's rhyme, ‘Ten Little Soldier
“Ten Little Soldier Boys went out to dine, one choked his
little self and then there were nine.” Each verse describes
the manner of death, and with each death one of the ten
‘Soldier Boy’ statues displayed in the house disappears! Who
is the Murderer? How many will survive?
The playing dates for this not-to-be-missed production are
from Tues 19th July until Thurs 21st July @ 7.30pm, with an
extra matinee performance on Weds 20th @ 2.30pm, as well as
a 7.30pm performance. Tickets from the Flavel Box Office
4. Newcomen 300
2012 sees the three hundredth
anniversary of the Newcomen Engine. The first engine
in the world and the engine that changed the world.
Thomas Newcomen was a Dartmouth resident and one of only
three surviving engines is on display in the Tourist
Information Centre, ask them to switch it on! It's
big, very big.....
David Gent reports: The week
beginning 9 July 2012 will see: a play on the life of
Thomas Newcomen, a Memorial Service in St Saviour's church,
lectures on his work and legacy, guided historical walks of
Dartmouth, a steam fair , and a floral representation of the
engine in the Royal Avenue Gardens. You won't want to
miss this, so book your accommodation now. Shown here Mayor,
Paul Allen left,
the logo artist middle, Richard Webb of
Lady Basset's bath
This is a bit of viral
marketing! Our owner Dave Cawley remembers Lady
Basset's bath in a cave in Portreath in North Cornwall from
the early 60s. However there are no photographs of it
on the web, until now! The story was that Lady Basset
would be carried down when the tide was out, so that she
could use the natural bath in the cave. The Basset
family made a fortune from tin mining, turned Portreath into
a port that allowed their tin to travel by sea. There
was the infamous 10:1 railway line pictured here that cannot
be accessed now. So for anyone looking for Lady
Basset's bath, yes Portreath is a great place, but why not
stay in Dartmouth?
6. Small News
Dartmouth is on the
up. Had you considered a shop ? If so
click here the owners are motivated, the shop is big
and there is a two bedroom, two bathroom flat above
available separately or together.
Tickets for the Ditsum Players' production of
'Shakespeare in the Garden' are selling fast.
Performances in the garden of Middle Meadow, Dittisham
on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm. Garden
and bar open at 6.00pm. Tickets are £8 from Gail Mosley
on 01803 722633. (Bad weather venue is St George's
Exhibition in St Saviour's Church
The annual parish art and craft exhibition will be held
in St Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday, 20th, 21st and 22nd July. The wide range of
work on show includes tapestry, patchwork, sculpture and
photography as well as flower arrangements and some
outstanding contributions from students at Dartmouth
Academy. The exhibition is open from 10.30am until
5.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday and until 4.30pm on
Friday. Refreshments are available in the church all day
and you can buy tickets for the prize draw to take place
on Friday afternoon.
Helen reports: . "
We're having an end of season sale this week to make way
for all our lovely summer stock. So come on down to
HOME... and grab yourself a bargain." Can you
resist? thought not! so make an orderly queue in
Foss Street please.
The 43rd Annual
Regatta Tennis Tournament runs from 22nd August with
finals on Saturday 27th. A full programme of open
events is scheduled including U16 juniors playing with a
parent or grandparent. Locals can enter the closed
tournament as well with preliminary rounds on 6/7
August. Again a full programme of events.
All details are on the web site:
here for further details.
Maori performers from the James
Cook High School in Auckland, New Zealand will be performing
at the following places and times in Dartmouth
# Tuesday 19th July Dartmouth Yacht Club with the Nautiboys
from 7 pm
# Wednesday 20th July Royal Avenue Gardens with Dartmouth
Academy Steel Bands from 11 am
# Thursday 21st July Dart Marina Hotel Riverside Terrace at
For information contact Yvonne Cottam 01803 835251
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,