1.  Lark Rise to Candleford

2.  84 yrs Dartmouth Players

3.  Beasts - of the Wild

4.  Small News




1.  Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford

Flora Thomson had strong connections to Dartmouth.  She lived here for 12 years during which she wrote "Lark Rise".  And it was here in Dartmouth that she was buried after her death in 1947. The complete story together with the location of her grave is revealed by Mr Ted Flaxman, to read the whole story click here.  It really is a fascinating read so what are you waiting for ?

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


2.  84 years of the Dartmouth Players

Bill Hunt reports: I have finally listed all the 230 productions that the Dartmouth Players have performed since the group was founded in 1929. You can see this by clicking here.

If anyone has any, or knows anyone with, further archive material, particularly from the early years in the 1930’s, we would love to add this to our physical historical records and these pages. Also if you think any information is inaccurate, please let me know.  The Dartmouth dot TV Crew had a look and it's simply amazing, especially the early stuff !  This website is a credit to the Players and a credit to Dartmouth!


3.   Beasts of the Southern Wild : Tonight !

Director: Benh Zeitlin : Actors: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly  : 93 minutes : Cert. 12A. Drama/Fantasy

‘Director and co-writer Benh Zeitlin’s debut film, Beasts of the Southern Wild has been picking up prizes around the world, and won the Camera d’Or award for best first film at Cannes.’

Much of the attention has focused on the remarkable lead performance of Quvenzhané Wallis, six years old when it was shot: she plays Hushpuppy, resident of a deprived and isolated bayou community called the Bathtub, on the coastal side of Louisiana’s levees. Her mother has left, and she lives in the care of her sick father (Dwight Henry). Hushpuppy is no holy innocent but a fizzy little sprite with a face like a clenched fist, facing everything that comes her way – principally the Katrina-like storm that threatens to obliterate her world – with the pugnacious instincts of a born survivor. The film bustles with ideas, resplendent visuals and a battered yet proud humanity. On all fronts, it’s simply unmissable.

This film is on tonight.  Films are screened at The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth. The bar is open from 7.00pm and the films start at 7.30pm Guest tickets are available on the night for £4.00 each from “The Windjammer” Victoria Road between 7.00pm & 7.25pm only. No guest tickets will be sold on the door. For more information call Clive Osborne on: Tel. 07968 026449


4.   Small News

  • Notice both the steam train and the steam boat on the top photo ! Thanks Andy

  • As you can see to the right, the LWL landing and Dinghy Toast Rack are progressing well.  To see more click here.

  • Sam Geen reports: Dartmouth Pre School, Southford School Rooms are having a Jumble Sale on Saturday 30th March from 10am. Cakes, refreshments and bargains galore.

  • This Sunday is Palm Sunday, come and join the parish church Procession of Palms from the Royal Avenue Gardens at 11am (weather permitting).

  • Join 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 !



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