Wading Through Jelly
Andrea at the Harbour
Bookshop reports: Saturday Dec 16th at noon we have
Mary Ann Pledge coming to sign copies of her new book Wading
Through Jelly which is a fictional story set in the
Devon Countryside. The novel traces the life of
teacher Connie, who with a divorce looming, concern over an
ex-lover turned stalker and a rebellious teenager to deal
with, is regularly forced to accept 'Oh no, supply teacher"
offers of work at various schools. Read how Connie
deals with life.
Christmas Church Services
As Christmas draws closer, don’t forget the real reason we
celebrate. Come and join in the services being held in
Dartmouth and Dittisham parish churches over the festive
The Rotary Club’s Carol service is tonight (Thursday, 14th)
at 6.30pm in St Saviour’s Dartmouth, with the Dartmouth
Primary School Carols at 2.30pm tomorrow in St Clement’s
Church and the Community College Carols being held on Monday
the 18th at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s. Next Tuesday sees the
Rowcroft Hospice “Light up a Life” service at 7.00pm in St
Saviour’s and the Carol Singers in Dittisham will gather at
the Church on Wednesday the 20th at 7.00pm for carol singing
around the village. Full details of the services are
5. Fatstock Show
There was good weather for this year's Annual Fatstock
Show held in Dartmouth Old Market on Tuesday.
A crowd of onlookers watched the judging of good entries of
cattle and sheep, together with Christmas poultry. The
Fatstock show has been running for over 120 years, more than
any other, and still held in the original Old Market.
Memories of Dartmouth
Lionel Bond, Chairman of the Fatstock Show Committee loaned
us this wonderful photograph of his grandfather Jim Forster
(2nd from left) at the Fatstock Show in 1926. Anyone who was
at this week's show will see that it hasn't changed that
Onedin Line Talk
Fond memories of the popular BBC drama, the Onedin Line,
were re-kindled last Thursday evening when the Dartmouth dot
TV team visited Dittisham Village Hall for an illustrated
talk by John Fabian, Associate Producer of the series. Did
you know that back in 1971, his budget for each episode was
a mere £29,000, compared with £2 million per episode for the
recent “Hornblower” series?
It’s amazing what lots of straw and old barrels together
with donkeys and carts can do - we heard how Bayards Cove
was transformed into 1860s Liverpool, Kingwear became
Cardiff, Brixham Quarry was a Turkish volcano and a stretch
of the Dart up by Dittisham was converted into the Amazon
complete with dugout canoes and natives, while artificial
snow created the Arctic in temperatures of 84°!
There were fascinating photos of the filming which took
place in many locations in and around Dartmouth and many
locals were roped in as extras. The series is still being
sold on video and shown on TV around the world, especially
Thanks are due to Henry Harvey for organising the evening
which raised over £300 for St George’s Church, Dittisham’s
Christmas Charity donations.
Jilly's new Greengrocery
Jilly Rowden, stalwart of the
Friday Market with her locally reared meats, has taken "one
giant leap" into a new Farm Shop where the old greengrocers
used to be in the Market. The Dartmouth dot TV crew
plundered some of the very best Chillies ever seen!
Old postcards of Dartmouth
If you collect old Dartmouth
click here. To save
postage you can collect from Dartmouth in person.
Night opening tonight
We believe that
several shops will be opening until 8:00pm tonight, this
Thursday evening. See you there?
wrapped up? As seen
here, the Royal Castle Castle seems to have Christmas
"all wrapped up" or is this a fake picture ? You
be the judge?
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