13th July 2006
1. New Display at Dartmouth Museum
Parish Craft Exhibition
House falls down Part II
dot TV takes to the air !
Dartmouth Illustrated Part II
Car Boot Sale this Sunday
& Police - Council representation
Rowers in Bayards Cove
New Display at Dartmouth Museum
William Henley (1860-1919)
was one of the most remarkable sons of Dartmouth. He was a
local ironmonger who, in a lifetime search for knowledge, became
a self taught and talented artist, naturalist and botanist, and
scientific microscopist. His many water-colours form a
unique record of the town at the end of the nineteenth century.
After his death, his life's work was preserved by his adoring
sister Nellie helped by their friend Ida Walker, to form the
nucleus of Dartmouth's first Museum and Library. The
museum, in Anzac Street, remained open until some 7 years ago
when it had to close due to the dilapidation of the premises.
Since then, and until now, the Henley Collection has remained
packed and stored.
Now, Dartmouth Museum
Association, with generous financial help from the Heritage
Lottery Fund and Dartmouth Town Council as Trustees of the
Henley Collection, has made it possible to tell Henley's life
story in a new and exciting way. Walking into the
recreation of Henley's Study, including his books, instruments
and drawings, is like stepping back in time. The official
opening was well attended and the food supplied by Philip Watts
was really rather nice !
Parish Craft Exhibition
St Saviour's Church,
Dartmouth is the venue for the annual parish craft exhibition
next week on Wed, Thur and Friday, 19 -21 July. The exhibition
is open from 10.30am to 6.00pm on Wed and Thur and until 4.30pm
on Friday. Do come along and see the examples of fine craft work
carried out in Dartmouth and Dittisham, together with an
exhibition of work from students at Dartmouth Community College
which has special art and drama status. Refreshments will also
be available. If you are interested in exhibiting, please
contact Sylvia Ridalls on 834585 before set up on Tuesday.
falls down part II
The owner of the house we featured
last week wishes it to be known that we reported incorrectly,
Dartmouth dot TV apologises for any distress caused. The
owner also apologises for any inconvenience caused by the road
dot TV takes to the air !
John Bradbury, a customer of our
parent meteorological company Timestep, casually mentioned he
often flew over the area in a Robinson R44 Helicopter.
Never being slow off the mark, the next flight (yesterday) was
booked and Dartmouth dot TV took to the air. We took some
truly remarkable aerial photography in incredible detail, which
is an asset to our huge stock library of Dartmouth and
surrounding area. We have Dartmouth, Kingswear, Dittisham
and Totnes in really high resolution (29MB). Weather
permitting, we expect to do another set including Stoke Gabriel
and also on another trip cover the coves and coast from Torquay
Dartmouth Illustrated part II
This is going to become a regular feature, the photo above
was taken from the launch issue Oct/Nov 1987, I'm sure most
of us recognise most of the people ?
This new list is becoming bigger than we imagined and is
monitored by both local and national press.
It is placing Dartmouth as a premier destination for
tourists and is a fun thing for locals. If you want
your event covered before and or during, and we have the
time, Dartmouth dot TV will send in one of its professional
photographers. Just reply to this e-mail and we will
be in contact.
Right now, the Film Society use us for special events, the
Museum have offered to work with us, Regatta is using us for
information dissemination and we hope that we may be able to
include information about events at The Flavel shortly.
you are opening a coffee shop or a restaurant, or revamping
or refurbishing a business, introducing new menus, featuring
a new artist in your gallery, or holding a charity jumble
sale, just invite us along ?
6. Car Boot Sale this Sunday
Car boot sale, Sunday 16th July, traders
from 9.00am, public from 10.00am, Community College. In aid
of Dartmouth Christmas lights.
SS Shieldhall, is the largest remaining steam powered
general cargo-passenger ship in the world and was in Dartmouth
at the weekend to take day trippers to see the Tall Ships. No press passes were
available so no
photography of its wonderful steam engines ! On Sunday she
went to Berry Head to see the return of the Tall Ships from
France, unfortunately they were delayed about 5 hours.
8. Farmers Market & Police - Council representation
Shown on the left, Cllr
David Gent, Cllr Dave Cawley and Inspector Paul Morgan enjoying
the sun and listening to locals' concerns. If we can
manage to get Dartmouth effectively policed on Friday/Saturday
evenings (10:00 - 11:30pm) for the next 7 weeks or so, then I
think we will all owe Inspector Morgan a celebratory drink on
Bayards Cove. Well done chaps !
9. Rowers in
These happy people were spotted having a try-out of rowing in
Bayards Cove at the weekend.
We believe donations were
made to the Children's Hospice South West.
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