1. Regalia booklet launched
Dartmouth Film Society
TIC Launches new Web Site
Memories of Dartmouth
News from Dartmouth dot TV
Did you know that gold in
the Mayor’s Chain, made in 1895, weighed almost 78 grammes and
cost £234 5s 6d? Or that the Silver Oar, presented to the Mayor
and Corporation of Dartmouth in 1721 by the then Duke of
Cornwall (later King George II) was a symbol of the town’s
rights as lessee of the Bailiwick of the water of Dartmouth?
Nowadays a Pin in the shape of the Oar is worn by the Chairman
of the Regatta Committee during the Dartmouth Royal Regatta to
symbolise control of the river during Regatta.
Full descriptions and colour
photographs of the chains of office, insignia, ceremonial maces
and other regalia, together with interesting facts about the
town’s seafaring and maritime past, as well as its history and
heritage are contained in the Town Council’s recently
re-published booklet on the Regalia. The booklet was officially
launched last Friday afternoon in the Guildhall, where Town
Sergeant, Ron Lambden, described each item and its history to
You can buy a copy of the Regalia Booklet through the Town
Council at the Guildhall, priced just £2.00 - an ideal stocking
filler for anyone with an interest in our Town’s history?
This is an
occasional column for B&B's and self caterers.
A lot of today's customers are very internet literate, they
want to book a holiday, and they want to book it now.
We learnt from our Dartmouth Cottages days ( now
Coast & Country ) that if
we did not reply to an e-mail within 2 hours, we stood a
greater than 50% chance of losing the booking. We know
that a few B&B's only check their e-mail once a week.
If your e-mail address is published anywhere at all, you
need to check it at least twice a day. And check that
it is the correct address on every web site you are on, you
may be very surprised!
never advertise, it's unlikely you will get many bookings.
Why not advertise with us on Dartmouth dot TV, it's free!
According to last
Saturday's Western Morning News, Visit Britain spent £10 million
of taxpayers' money on a web site no one wanted, it resulted in
just 428 bookings in a year for the whole of the UK.
SHDC and the TIC spent weeks working on this. At the end
of the day, we firmly believe in "Destination" marketing.
Imagine a few, full page colour adverts in the Sunday Times
Colour Supplement, how cool would that be? There is money
out there, we just all need to work together, B&B's, self
caterers, hotels, agencies, shops, organisations and everyone.
Dartmouth Film Society
Separate Lies Today
Rob Bird reports:
Separate Lies is our film for Thursday 16th November.
A story of betrayal, illicit sex, hypocrisy and crime -
perfect for a dull Thursday evening!
Gosford Park screenwriter Julian Fellowes makes a splendid
debut as a director with this mesmerizing look at sex, lies
and infidelity among the British upper crust. A husband (Tom
Wilkinson) peers through a restaurant window and sees his
wife (Emily Watson) kissing a man (Rupert Everett). We think
we know everything until Fellowes pulls the rug out. When
tragedy strikes, all three sides of this erotic triangle get
tangled in a web of stinging duplicity and unexpected
emotion. Watson and Everett, both superb, bring ferocity and
feeling to their roles. But the one you won't forget is
Wilkinson (In the Bedroom) in a towering performance of
grace and grit.
Watch the trailer by
Guest tickets from The Windjammer 7.30 - 7.55 at £3.50.
Our bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30. The film to start at
4. Spa Treatment Demonstration
Dart Marina Hotel - Spa Treatment demonstration
Today Thursday 16th November
Spa Therapists will be on
hand to give advice on any of our Elemis treatments and
products and will be demonstrating our new "Tri Enzyme
Resurfacing Facial" - this is an ideal treatment for anyone
with problem or aging skin and helps to reduce fine lines
Tea and coffee will be available and everyone attending will
receive a 25% treatment discount voucher.
For more information please call the Spa on 01803 837182.
new Web Site
The Tourist Information Centre has launched its new
web site promoting Dartmouth. At Dartmouth dot TV we
are pleased with the high quality and excellent photographs,
something we have always been very keen on. It is
important to support the TIC, it does a wonderful job of
promoting Dartmouth and providing the all essential "post
purchase support" for visitors to the town, who can find out
from the TIC how to make their stay even better, and maybe
come back time and time again. Needless to say
Dartmouth dot TV fully supports the TIC and you can find our
Memories of Dartmouth
Gent reports: This photo shows the Christmas lights being
switched on in 1998. On the bandstand are (from left to
right): myself (then Chairman of the Chamber of Trade); Rev
Roger Flower; Commander Phil Ingham of Britannia Royal Naval
College; the mayor and mayoress, Paul and Irene Darby; the
late John Pockett (just seen), who was town sergeant; and in
the Father Christmas suit, the late Peter Randall, who of
course was also the town crier. In the photo below, you can
see a BBC cameraman (he's on the left, next to the Daffy
Duck balloon!) who was filming the event for the local news
programme Spotlight. It was shown as part of the title
sequence for the show throughout December, and the final
Spotlight of the year came live from Dartmouth."
Really this is all just a subtle
plug for the Grand Christmas Lights
Switch On, Saturday 25th November 2006 in Royal
Avenue Gardens. Seasonal music on the Bandstand from 4.00pm.
Carol singing from 4.30pm. Lights switched on by the Mayor
of Dartmouth at approximately 5.00pm. Father Christmas will
also be in attendance Free car-parking all day for shoppers
As usual, the Band of the Royal Marines provided outstanding
musical support to the British Legion Remembrance Sunday
parade from the Guildhall, leading a very full parade with
due pomp and ceremony. Representatives from BRNC, armed
services associations, the uniformed services and youth
organisations, marched with the Mayor of Dartmouth,
Councillor Mrs Iris Pritchard, the Commodore of BRNC, Tim
Harris, town councillors and Old Dartmothians to the War
Memorial in the Royal Avenue Gardens, where poppy wreaths
The route of the parade was crowded with spectators, many of
whom followed it to the War Memorial.
The parade continued to St Saviour’s Church which was full
for the Remembrance Sunday service led by the Reverend Simon
Wright, Vicar of Dartmouth.
from Dartmouth dot TV
The Onedin Line Marianne
van Hilten (The Netherlands) runs this web site
and will be sharing her collection of articles
from this pivotal series with us later.
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