Murder and Mystery on the River Dart
Courtesy of Nigel Way, Dartmouth
dot TV became embroiled in a murder mystery aboard the Dart
Explorer last Thursday evening. A learned professor,
minor film star and other suspects were thoroughly
investigated by an Elvis look-alike policeman with valuable
assistance from the guests on board. Thank goodness
the murder occurred after we had all enjoyed cocktails,
canapés and an excellent dinner with wine! With
perfect weather for an evening cruise on the Dart, we
wouldn't have missed it for the world. If you missed
click here for details of
the next one:
Sainsbury's it is!
Community Connect have confirmed that on behalf of
Sainsbury's they have applied for full planning
permission to build a store at the top of town.
Comprising 20,000 square feet of sales area, 180 car
parking spaces and landscaping, this new supermarket
will provide employment for approximately 150 people.
A public exhibition will be held at the Guildhall on 6th
& 7th October.
Harbour Board buoyant
at Cruise Ship comments
Dart Harbourmaster Capt
David White reported that several hundred wealthy American
passengers came off the mighty cruise ship Seven Seas Voyager to
explore Dartmouth. Many carrier bags full of items from
Dartmouth shops were returned to this "all suite" Leviathan.
The long running Cruise Ship Initiative originally funded with
£233K is being operated to attract ships to the South West,
their web site intended for cruise ship operators
Passengers of Voyager voted Dartmouth as their most pleasurable
from Compass Books found this little photo in the back of
one of her books. "I am unsure of the date but, as you can
see, Kingswear has expanded somewhat since then! She
says "I though
you might like to see this after looking at your "Memories
of Dartmouth" section".
Charity Cycle Ride ends in Dartmouth
sexagenarians completed a 210 mile cycle ride challenge from
Birmingham to Dartmouth having travelled about 50 miles each
day. Finishing the route with a ferry crossing to
Dartmouth they were tempted to throw their bikes in the
water, luckily they didn't as these photographs taken in
Dartmouth Market Square show.
They raised over £5,000 for charity, the main
beneficiary being the Diana Princess of Wales Children's
Hospital in Birmingham. Mr Ingram, one of the cyclists
said "It is a cause close my heart because my son, Stuart,
who prematurely died of heart failure aged 25, had received
treatment there since he was born."
Thanks to our Birmingham correspondent & photographer Ken
Guest for this story.
The Constant Gardener
Rob Bird reports "Our
film for Thursday 21st September is the award winning The
Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Rachel Weisz give
electrifying performances in this gripping
suspense-thriller. A diplomat on the hunt for his wife's
murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy that will destroy
millions of innocent people unless he can reveal its
sinister roots. From the bestselling novel by John Le Carre
comes 'this edge of your seat' story of murder, deception
Why don't you come to the Guildhall early and try a glass or
two of our new quality wines supplied by Dartmouth Vintners.
There will be a choice of 2 white wines and 2 reds. Plus a
special DFS cocktail Gardeners Grog for the brave! Guest
tickets from the Windjammer 7.30-7.55 at £3.50 each. Bar
opens 7.30 - film starts approx 8.00. "
accreditation, stars in your eyes?
Dave Cawley reports:
"Some of you will know with the help of the ETC, I attended
over 100 self-catering inspections and have an educated feel
for quality and star ratings. Recent television
programmes notably "The Hotel Inspector" have shown blatant 2
star establishments being rated as 3 star and even one 2
star rated as a 4 star. Whilst this makes good
television, it could be said to be making a mockery of the
inspection system. There are many places in Dartmouth
that choose not to be rated at all, which really would rate as
4 stars. I know of at least one which was awarded 3
stars and deserves 4. Click on the ETC Rosette below
for more details."
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