1. New BRNC Book
2. Coffee Morning
3. Newcomen in
4. Art at The
5. Small News
1. New BRNC Book
The third edition of the
illustrated history of the Britannia Royal Naval College is
now available. A painting of this special occasion by Mandy
Shepherd forms the new Frontispiece to the book.
In his Preface to this edition
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, the First Sea Lord
and Chief of Naval Staff states: “I am delighted that this
updated and refreshingly presented account of the College’s
rich heritage is published in Her Majesty The Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee year.”
The Commodore of the Britannia Royal Naval College,
Commodore Simon Williams ADC RN says: “Richard Porter and
Jane Harrold have produced that very rare thing – a
definitive reference that is also a fascinating and highly
readable book which captures the rich history of the Royal
Navy training at Dartmouth.”
Richard Webb, the publisher, is
delighted that the book that was first published in 2005 is
now in its third edition and has become established as the
definitive history of the Naval College.
This latest edition has a
special page featuring HRH Duke of Cambridge - or as he was
known during his training course at BRNC in 2008:
Sub-Lieutenant W Wales RN. There is a special spread on the
Queen’s many visits to the College – a place of special
significance to her as it was there that she first met Cadet
Prince Philip in 1939. To see more
Coffee Morning and Sleepwalking
A coffee morning and bring and
buy sale is being held at The Sportsman’s Arms on Saturday
21st April from 10am – 12 noon. The event will feature a
homemade cake and produce stall, bedding plants, white
elephant, jewellery, books, and a grand raffle. Entry is
The event is being organised to raise funds for the Rowcroft
Hospice Sleepwalk which South Devon Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty is entering under the name of “AONB Avid
for more. The team includes Nicky Bailey – Community
Projects Officer, Sarah Porter - Admin Officer, Diane
Lethbridge - Communications Officer and Gail Bond of Farmer
Phil Bond Collaton Farm which hosts farm events on behalf of
the AONB. The Sleepwalk takes place in Torbay on the evening
of 21st July and the team are opting to walk 15 miles in aid
of the campaign.
Everyone is most welcome on the day, all contributions for
sale will be gratefully received. Diane Lethbridge said “We hope that lots of people
will come to donate items, pick up some bargains, enjoy a
coffee with friends"
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Newcomen in the News
The Model Engineer magazine is
producing a new book "300 years of the Steam Engine" and of
course it features our very own Newcomen Engine and our 300
The Model Engineer said "300
Years Of The Steam Engine Celebrating Construction Of The
First Industrial Steam Engine. (2012) Celebrate the
Tri-Centenary of the construction of the very first engine
that used steam as a means of doing work.
In 1712 Thomas Newcomen erected
an atmospheric ‘fire’ engine above a mine shaft and began to
pump water with his beam engine. This was the first time
steam had been used in industry. We give the reader an
historical look at how steam power was developed through the
following two hundred years. We also tell a remarkable story
of preservation as the Crofton engine celebrates 200 years
at work. "
Thanks to our model maker
friends for this,
click here to see the book. To see our past
coverage and photographs of the original Newcomen Engine in
Art at The Flavel
Janet Mitchell, a Fine Arts
graduate from Reading University is having an exhibition of
collages using found papers enhanced by vibrantly coloured
oil pastel arranged in a grid suggesting a collector’s
album. Collages at the Flavel, April 16 – 30th 2012. Open
9.30 am – 10. 00 pm Mon - Sat
We went to the Private View and
it was buzzing with many sold already.
5. Small News
The Future of
Traffic and Parking in Dartmouth : The Questionnaire :
Will be popping into your letterboxes any day now. Those
of you who are against Pay & Display should tick the
"Would you prefer Traffic & Parking Management to remain
as it is now" box at the bottom of the page. In fact
ticking that box is no bad thing as any small change
that will advantage someone, will invariably
Dartmouth on the TV again
for nearly 45 minutes!
Click here to see the ITV special.
Sam Geen reports: Local
mum of two, Suzie Bowden is running the London Marathon
this weekend. Sponsor forms are at the school, Gillians Hairdressers and on-line by
Suzie does so much volunteer work for the school and we
wish her the very best of luck this weekend.
Dartmouth Pre School, Southford School Rooms are
collecting unwanted clothes, bags, shoes (tied together)
belts and textiles. This will not only raise funds for
the school the textiles are recycled, reducing the 1M
tonne that are finding their way into our landfill
sites. Please bring textiles in bin liners to Southford
schoolrooms before 26th April.
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Save the date - 27
April 2012! Tom Leeman reports: The fifth St
George's Candlelit Charity Concert will be held in the
beautiful 12th century church of St George in Dittisham
on Friday 27 April at 7.30pm. To mark this special
occasion we are delighted to be joined by Jordene Thomas
(soprano) and other performers including Blackawton
School choir, Martin Holland (trumpet), always a firm
favourite, and for the first time this year, local
cellist Jess Heywood; no concert would be the same
without our resident organist Jonathan Watts, who will
not only accompany our soloist but will also be
performing on the organ which he has spent much time
restoring over the last three years.
There will be a cash bar at the back of the church open
from 6.30pm and the Red Lion Inn will be holding
post-concert suppers. Tel: 01803 722235.
All profits from this event will be split between St
George's Church and the veteran’s mental health charity
“Combat Stress”, a mental welfare society that helps ex
service personnel suffering from psychological injuries
and mental health problems.
Please help us to help them. Come and celebrate St
George's tide, this is the one concert not to be missed.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,