1. Dartmouth in
2. Delicious Dart
3. Breakfast at
4. Browns re-opens
5. Chris Horan leaving
6. Small News
1. Dartmouth in
Dartmouth in Bloom (DiB) met last
night to adopt a proper constitution. Readers might
remember our report in our 27 September news (click
here to see it) where we reported that our sponsorship was
turned down because we were "someone like that"
The really great news is that DiB is
now under dynamic new management and going from strength to
strength with the help of Dartmouth Town Council, South Hams
District Council and Devon County Council. DiB is now open
to sponsorship from anyone, this is such great news! Some
contact details have been lost though, so even if you are an
existing sponsor or a wannabe sponsor it's important to let DiB
know by sending them an email by
clicking here. The Dartmouth dot TV crew are looking
forward to the best flowers ever in Dartmouth this year!
Onwards and upwards chaps!
The Delicious Dart Trail : A Food Festival on the Run !
An imaginative new event
showcasing South Devon’s spectacular scenery and outstanding
local produce will take place in the Dart Valley this March.
The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event for
foodies. Participants will run from Dartington Hall to
Dartmouth via Sharphan, Dittisham and Kingswear, sampling a
mouth-watering variety of locally produced food and drink
along the way. By the time they reach Dartmouth, runners
will have clocked up 15 miles of scenic riverside trail and
tasted over a dozen different beers, wines, liqueurs,
savouries and puddings. An alternative 10 mile route which
stops short in Dittisham and includes a ferry ride to the
finish in Dartmouth is also on offer.
The event, which organisers are describing as ‘a food
festival on the run’, will take place on Saturday 16th March
2013 and raise money for kids’ cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
It is inspired by France’s Marathon du Medoc, an annual
event in which the Medoc Region’s chateaux and vineyards
open their grounds and cellars to thousands of runners,
offering wine tastings at more than 20 points along the 26.2
Runners taking part in The Delicious Dart Trail will be
treated to a wine tasting at Sharpham Vineyard before
switching from grape to grain with real ale tasters provided
by Dartmoor Brewery at The Durant Arms in Ashprington,
Quercus Devon Ales at The Maltster’s Arms in Tuckenhay and
Otter Brewery at The Ferry Boat Inn in Dittisham. Meanwhile,
a tot of Bramley & Gage’s unique Dittisham plum liqueur will
reward runners on arrival at Dittisham’s Red Lion Inn.
Other tasters served along the route include: wild and
foraged food from The White Hart Restaurant, Clive’s Pies,
Tideford Organics soup, Luscombe’s apple juice and mini
croissants at The Waterside Bistro in Totnes, homity pie
from Riverford Farmshop, Riverford Field Kitchen’s legendary
sticky toffee pudding, smoked salmon by The Maltster’s Arms,
Cupcakes from Devon, and fish and chips served at the finish
Organiser, KateTreleaven said: “We are incredibly grateful
to these local producers, pubs, restaurants and to the
Dartmouth River Boat Company for their generous support.
We’ll be working together to make sure the event is really
special for all involved. Many of the venues hosting food
and drink stops along the route are planning to go to town
with live music and parties to welcome the runners and
spectators. There’s going to be a real carnival atmosphere -
we can’t wait!”
Businesses who would like to be part of The Delicious Dart
Trail can still get involved. Organisers are hoping to
confirm the final few food and drink stops in the next
couple of weeks and are also looking for a sponsor to help
cover basic event costs. Contact Kate Treleaven on 07833
586733 or by email by
clicking here for more details.
Runners keen to take part in the event can enter online by
All proceeds raised from the £25 entry fee will go to CLIC
Sargent. Just 250 places are available and are expected to
sell out fast. All participants are encouraged to dress in
accordance with the theme ‘Heroes and Villains’.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Breakfast at Tiffany's :
Director: Blake Edwards :
Actors: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal : 115
minutes ; Cert. PG. Comedy/Drama/Romance
‘Director Blake Edwards is at his funniest in this iconic
classic, and Audrey Hepburn absolutely lights up the
New York City, the early 1960s: Holly Golightly (Audrey
Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for
life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. Maintaining
a childlike innocence yet wearing the most perfect designer
clothes and accessories, she spends her time on expensive
dates and at high-class parties. She escorts various wealthy
men, yet fails to return their affections after they have
given her gifts and money. Holly's carefree independence is
changed when she meets her neighbour, aspiring writer Paul
(George Peppard), but just when Holly and Paul are
developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on
the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about
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
Browns Re-opening tomorrow !
Browns reports: We will
re-open on the 8th February having refurbished all of our
rooms. We will have 8 stylish and modern rooms including a
fantastic new suite. For 2013 Browns has changed the
emphasis from formal dining to a more relaxed and casual
menu available Wednesday to Saturday evenings and at lunch
from Tuesday to Saturday. We would prefer people not to
book. Our menu will be short but reflect the way people want
I'm sure we all welcome the
re-opening of Browns as one of the best places to have a
coffee during the day, a glass of wine in the evening or
some really good food. Welcome back chaps!
Chris Horan takes early retirement from Dartmouth Town
After nearly 15 years in the
post, Town Clerk Chris Horan has decided to take early
retirement at the age of 55.
Chris who is the second longest
serving Clerk the Town Council has ever had, has managed the
Council's input into many projects in recent years. Some of
these include The Flavel, The Leisure Centre, The Townstal
Community Hall, the MCTi, the Allotments, Natural Burials,
the Old Market Regeneration as well as continuous
maintenance of some of the town's most historic buildings.
These were exciting times for Dartmouth and Chris's
assistance and advice were greatly appreciated by current
and former mayors and councillors.
Tributes to Chris have come
pouring in on our Facebook page, to read them
Chris's hobbies are as diverse as steam trains, motorcycles
and trumpets. We hope the people of Dartmouth will join us
in wishing Mr Horan the very best for the future in his
6. Small News
Peter Gilmore who
stared in 91 episodes of the Onedin Line filmed on
Bayards Cove died this week. Peter married his
co-star Anne Stallybrass and for many years lived in
In 1984 Peter also played Brazen in Doctor Who a Chief
Orderly of the human colony on Frontios,
second-in-command to Captain Revere and responsible for
maintaining law and order. This isn't the first link for
Dartmouth of Dr Who.
Liz Mills reports:
The Academy of St Clements in Townstal.
Recorder Workshop for : Descant - Treble - Tenor - Bass
Come and play at St Clement’s Church Dartmouth. Saturday
February 16th 2013 2.00pm - 5.30pm with a short concert
to follow. All ages and standards are welcome but please
bring your own instrument. Free to all ! For more
information please telephone: 01803 834963
Shrove Tuesday, 12th
February, St Clement's Church is hosting a Pancake Party
from 5-7pm. Children and grown-ups welcome!
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