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13th July 2006    Dartmouth News

1.    New Display at Dartmouth Museum

2.    Parish Craft Exhibition

3.    House falls down Part II

4.    Dartmouth dot TV takes to the air !

5.    Dartmouth Illustrated Part II

6.    Car Boot Sale  this Sunday

7.    Steamship “Shieldhall”

8.    Farmers Market  & Police - Council representation

9.    Rowers in Bayards Cove

1.     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 !

2.    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.

3.  House 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 closure.

4.   Dartmouth 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 to Plymouth.

5.    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.

If 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.



7.    Steamship “Shieldhall”

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 Bayards Cove

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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