1. 'The' Book on
2. Browns Hotel,
3. Waste Land
4. Small News
1. The book
everyone will want read from cover to cover
" The Chronicles of Dartmouth
1955 - 2010 "
‘Labour of Love’ Dartmouth History
Book Ready for Publication After Four Years
A new book about the historic Devon port of Dartmouth is a
‘labour of love’ according to its author and publisher.
The Chronicles of Dartmouth:
1955-2010 was written by Phil Scoble and is published this month
by Richard Webb. Its 300 pages contain more than 600
illustrations and world-renowned artist Simon Drew has written
the Foreword to the book.
The book is based on more than five
decades of events covered by the town’s weekly newspaper the
Dartmouth Chronicle, and features more than 30 special spreads
on specific subjects.
The former Dartmouth Chronicle
reporter Phil Scoble has been working on producing the book
since September 2007. He has read more than 3,000 newspapers and
spent more than 3,000 hours writing and editing this accessible
and fun modern history.
The lavishly illustrated book uses
stories from the town’s newspaper which results in a volume
packed full of high drama (including murders and tragedy) and
quirky stories and tales of everyday triumph by members of the
“After four years it is amazing to
finally be on the eve of publication,” said Phil. “I’ve spent so
long writing and editing the book so it’s very exciting to be at
the point where I can hold it in my hands. It has been a labour
of love both for Richard and myself. I’ve come out of the
writing process with a deep affection for the town and a respect
for the people of Dartmouth. It really is the most wonderful
place to be.” World-record breaking Country Diary of an
Edwardian Lady publisher Richard Webb has created his own
publishing niche in his hometown of Dartmouth starting in 2000
when he published the first Chronicles of Dartmouth 1854-1954,
written by Don Collinson.
Since then has brought out ten
bestselling books about the town and area, covering its beauty,
history and even its restaurants – the Chronicles of Dartmouth
1955 – 2010 is his eleventh local publication.
“My life and family will always be
inexorably linked with Dartmouth,” he said. “This book covers
almost the entire span of my adult life and I have personal
experience of many of the events in it. It has been a fantastic,
nostalgic and interesting journey to come to this point and I
hope that people will enjoy reading it as much as Phil and I
have enjoyed preparing it for publication. We are very proud of
Dartmouth TV boss Dave Cawley said
"this is the book everyone will want to buy and read from cover
to cover, so pop down to White Sails Gallery opposite the old
book shop in Dartmouth to buy your copy on Friday, and maybe a
few for Christmas presents too?" This magnificent book
features two whole pages of photographs from the Dartmouth dot
TV crew and their friends, see more by
Browns Hotel & Bar ten years old this week !
Clare and James bought Browns 10
years ago this week! For a look down memory lane
click here to see the last ten years of fun, design and
really good food and accommodation. Gina Carter said
"many many congratulations I feel honoured to have been part
of it from one side of the bar and now delighted to be a big
part from the other side of the bar hoorah xx"
James said "Dartmouth is
now fully open. The river is full of newly launched boats,
the castle ferry is up and running, the boys and girls at
Sharpham and the Anchorstone cafes are cooking like mad. The
river is alive with little brill and gurnard, some 6 weeks
earlier than normal. This looks like a good season for
lobster and crab, both of which are in plentiful supply.
Life is good, so why not join us for a short break before
the madness of the bank holidays, Dartmouth Music Festival
and the Jubilee? If you plan carefully, we have good offers
available, particularly for midweek stays where guests eat
Spring Offer -
April/May2012 : We will continue to offer great value deals
to guests staying and eating midweek at the hotel. The best
way of finding out what's available is to look at our late
click here to see them. During this period our standard
rooms will usually be priced at £95 BB and our Superiors at
£115 BB under the terms of our Spring Offer. Our offers are
not available at weekends and will not include the Bank
Holiday weekends and Dartmouth Music Festival, where a 3
night stay is required.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Waste Land, the film on tonight
Director: Lucy Walker, Joao
Jardim : Actors: Vik Muniz : 99 minutes : Cert. PG.
Lucy Walker's excellent documentary follows one of the most
ambitious projects of Vik Muniz, the New York-based
Brazilian sculptor, artist and photographer.
Born to an impoverished family
in São Paulo in 1961, Muniz transforms apparent rubbish and
other discarded materials to comment on the waste,
exploitation and hidden beauties of life. In 2008 he became
friends with men and women who worked on the world's largest
landfill, Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho, sorting out
recyclable materials from garbage. After photographing them,
he incorporates the stuff they've retrieved into giant
blow-ups of them, creating expressive portraits.
These pictures not only give
them pride and dignity but are later exhibited and sold to
provide them with money to realise useful projects that
enhance their lives. The subjects are sensitively observed
and the process of the work lucidly explained; Muniz is a
gifted, modest and altogether delightful man.
5. Small News
Trans Devon Walk,
Sing and Row
On Monday 30th April Christopher Helyer sets out to walk
from Hartland Quay to Totnes, and then row down the
River Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth. Each evening, at 8
p.m., he will give a short recital of baritone songs.
Monday St Petrock’s Church, Petrockstow – with Barry
Tuesday 1st May St John-the-Baptist’s Church,
Hatherleigh - with Roger Cleverdon, organist of Chagford
Wednesday 2nd May St Mary-the-Virgin Church, Throwleigh
– with Andrew Maries
Thursday 3rd May St
John-the-Baptist’s Church, Lustleigh – with Paul Morgan
Friday 4th May St John’s
Church, Bridgetown, Totnes – with Andrew Millington, of
Finally, following the row
down the River Dart, there will be a concert at 7.30p.m.
in S.Petrox Church, Dartmouth, featuring Dartmouth
Parish Choir, organists Jonathan Watts and Jan Dietz.
Anyone interested in being a walker, rower, or sponsor,
should contact Christopher by
clicking here or call 07814 971 151.
Funds raised will be divided between the St Petrox,
Dartmouth, Pipe Organ Fund, and The Mayenziwe Project,
supporting rural education in the Eastern Cape of South
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