1. Lark Rise to
2. 84 yrs
3. Beasts - of the
4. Small News
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 ?
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
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
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!
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
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
4. Small News
Notice both the
steam train and the steam boat on the top photo ! Thanks
As you can see to
the right, the LWL landing and Dinghy Toast Rack are
progressing well. To see more
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
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