2. Sponsor a
3. "The" book
4. Small News
1. Is this the
most affordable boat trip in England?
Today the 1st May 2012 will see two
of the most affordable boat trips in England set sail on the
River Dart from Dartmouth and Totnes in celebration of The
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Will Ford Director of Greenway Ferry
explained, “It is our company’s intention to open up this
wonderful stretch of the River Dart to all. We have decided to
offer a really affordable ferry service between the two towns of
Totnes and Dartmouth and hope that this will encourage residents
and visitors to go afloat and to celebrate the Jubilee in style.
The ferry trips are fun, celebratory
and a very green way to travel. It is well known that Queen
Elizabeth first met Prince Philip on the River Dart during a
Royal Visit to Britannia Royal Naval College so it’s an
appropriate way for visitors and locals to celebrate Her
At present, the fare between Totnes
and Dartmouth costs an adult passenger £12.00, however from May
1st Greenway Ferry will be reducing the fare to just £2.00,
opening up the two towns for greatly increased river access and
hopefully increased local trade for all. This amazing cruise
offer is valid aboard Greenway’s new vessel, aptly named Lady
Elizabeth and the stunningly beautiful trip takes around 1 hour
45 minutes. Will said, “I believe you would struggle to find an
offer anywhere in England that could match this value.”
Special boarding passes will be
available from the Totnes and Dartmouth Visitor Information
Centres as well as from Greenway Ferry’s Dartmouth booking
office located by the Boat Float in the centre of Dartmouth.
Will Ford enthused “We are also offering special Jubilee Cruises
aboard the WWII Heritage Ship ‘Fairmile’ from Dartmouth town
pontoon for 1 hour river cruises every day from 1st May 2012 at
12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. This special little trip celebrating
the ‘Best of British’ aboard Fairmile (which was stationed in
the River Dart during WWII) will see this historic British
vessel performing regular duties from Dartmouth for the first
time since the war. The fare costing just £1.00 will again
hopefully increase trade to the town and add greatly to a
visitor’s experience of the area. Local hotels, guesthouses and
bed & breakfasts have reacted enthusiastically to Greenway
Ferry’s plans and are already adding this affordable service to
their itineraries. For more
Rare chance to sponsor garden benches
As the redesign of the Newcomen
300 plaza in Royal Avenue Gardens nears completion, South
Hams District Council is offering a rare opportunity to
sponsor three new benches in the gardens. The gardens are
the favourite location for sponsorship of trees and benches
in the South Hams, but have been at full capacity for a
number of years.
Opportunities for commemorative
and memorial benches are few so the new layout in the corner
of the park in front of the Engine House presents an unusual
chance to create a lasting legacy in a special place as a
memorial to a loved one, or to commemorate a special
occasion for the town of Dartmouth. There are four new
benches being installed as part of the design, and one has
already been sponsored by the Dartmouth and Kingswear
Society in joint commemoration of the tercentenary of
Newcomen’s 1712 steam engine and the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee. Of the three remaining benches to be located in the
plaza, one is of the traditional park bench design and the
other two are backless to allow people to sit facing either
direction – towards the refurbished Engine House or into the
gardens itself. The cost of sponsorship is around £1,000 per
bench. This covers the purchase of the bench, and its
installation, as well as a commemorative plaque to be
attached to the bench. South Hams District Council is
inviting requests on a first-come-first-served basis, and
interested parties should contact the Natural Environment
team on 01803 861175.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
"The" book again !
Yes we know! the third
time we have plugged this book, but why? Quite simply
it covers the last 55 years of Dartmouth. Its people,
the changes and everything. The next issue might well
be in 50 years time, and for a lot of us we won't be around
then. The changes in Dartmouth of the last 55 years
are quite incremental, but put together it's quite a
history. Luckily our forefathers have kept close to
our own Dartmouth dot TV motto "Keeping Dartmouth Special" .
There are a lot of local people
featured in the main and somewhat huge index and more so in
the hundreds of photographs. Of special note is the
full double page colour spread of Regatta provided by the
Dartmouth dot TV team. Returning to the Index, Cllr
Debbie Morris, Cllr Hilary Bastone, Cllr Jonathan Hawkins,
Cllr Melyvin Stone, Cllr Dave Cawley, Richard Rendle M.B.E.,
Kevin Pyne and so many others are listed.
Show here is the official launch
at The Flavel where Julie, wife of former BRNC Commodore
Jake Moores buys her own copy. Pop down to White Sails
Gallery opposite the old Harbour Bookshop to have a look for
for more ?
5. Small News
reports: The Anzac Club Grand Opening - Saturday 5th May
Live entertainment & Disco by Lesely Presly from 8.30pm.
: Sunday 6th May Nintendo Wii Games from 4.00pm.
All non members welcome for this weekend to come and see
our newly refurbished bar.
We are a CIU members Club (visitors can be signed in)
Membership Fee is £21.00 (this includes a one off
payment of £4.00 for a fob entry key). We serve
Brains SA Gold Real Ale a selection of Red & White wines
in individual bottles as well as Spirits Soft Drinks
Draught Bitters Lagers & Cider (Tea & Coffee also
available excluding Regatta week & other busy periods)
We have a Pool Table, Dart Board, Juke Box, Fruit
Machine & Quiz Machine.
Every year we do an Easter Egg Draw, a Regatta Cash
Prize Draw and a huge Xmas Draw that has a top Cash
Prize of £500.00 and over another 100 Prizes
How to find us : Along Anzac Street (hence the name)
our Dartmouth News Facebook page and read things
you never knew about Dartmouth! Click on the logo
or click here. Or if you are travelling it's
simply www.facebook.com/DartmouthNews nothing more !
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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