1.   Barbecue at St. Petrox

2.  Sir Peter Blake

3.   Regatta Guardship

4.   Small News




1.  Barbecue at St. Petrox

Last Saturday saw the Parish of Dartmouth enjoy a fantastic summer barbecue at St Petrox Church.  The weather was warm (even sunny!) the food was excellent, the music brilliant and we all had a great time.  The quiz was won by 'The Rendles' (with a bit of help from the Cawleys and the Guys).  Money raised goes towards the St Petrox Organ Fund.  Many thanks to the Social Committee and the Anchormen for organising the event; we're looking forward to the next one!


2.  Sir Peter Blake and James Stuart at Coombe Gallery, Foss Street

The Queen's Jubilee, the Olympics and now Sir Peter Blake turning 80, what a year! Shown here is James Stuart (on the left) with his portrait of Sir Peter Blake. Mark Riley (on the right) has a stunning exhibition of Blake's work running until 10th September.

Sir Peter Blake RA is an English artist often referred to as the Godfather of British Pop Art, best known for his limited edition prints and the design of the sleeve for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Born in Dartford, Kent, Peter Blake studied at Gravesend School of Art before being accepted into the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Peter Blake became a Royal Academician in 1981, a CBE in 1983 and in 2002 Peter Blake received a knighthood for his services to art. Retrospectives of Blake's work were held at the Tate in 1983 and Tate Liverpool in 2008. Pop in and have look ?  Click here to visit the website.

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3.   Regatta Guardship

We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Regatta Guardship will be HMS St Albans. Shown here when she visited Dartmouth in March 2011.

St. Albans is a Type 23 Frigate with a displacement of 4900 tonnes. She is capable of carrying a Lynx HMA8 or a Westland Merlin HM1. Built at Yarrows Yard - Glasgow, launched in 2000 and commissioned in 2002. The current ship is the 6th Royal Navy Ship to bear the name HMS St. Albans. The Port of Dartmouth will be enhanced during the Regatta with this imposing warship with a length of 133 m. 16.1 m beam and a draught of 7.3. m. and a capable speed of 28 knots.

Regatta starts this Saturday with the Swimming Gala at 10:00 and The Regatta Fete in the Royal Avenue Gardens followed by the must-see Water Polo in the Boatfloat at 1:00.  You really need to buy the colourful guide right now!  And talking about the guide, our photographers have 38 photographs in it, but you can help us too!  As well as our Nikon Registered Professional Photographers we also rely heavily on others, so if you get some good photos over Regatta, please send them to us.  If we use them, you get a plug and you help Dartmouth.

The tennis tournament starts on Sunday as do the local rowing heats, with the official Regatta Opening Ceremony on Wednesday evening - the parade leaves the Guildhall at 7.00pm - this year the South West Area Sea Cadet Band will Beat the Retreat on the South Embankment after the ceremony.

Thursday sees the WEARA rowing and popular Children's Fancy Dress Competition amongst many other events, all detailed in the Regatta Guide, together with the arrival of HMS St Albans off Castle Ledge Buoy at 1800hrs.

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4.   Small News

  • Tim Chapman of Dartmouth Town Bellringers reminds everyone that the bells of St Saviour's will be rung on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings to celebrate Regatta, the ringers are happy to welcome Dartmothians and visitors to the tower to see them.

  • Do you want to escape from the hubbub of Regatta for an hour?  Why not go to a Regatta Recital?  They are being held from Tuesday to Saturday at 11.55am in St Petrox and St Saviour's churches (Tuesday and Thursday in St Petrox and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in St Saviour's).  Entry is free with a retiring collection.

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