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   Dartmouth News                 2nd November 2006 


1.    Halloween at the Castle

2.    Christmas Lights Countdown      

3.    Dartmouth really is the most haunted town in Devon

4.    Fashion Show @ The Flavel

5.   Quiz Nights!

6.    Memories of Dartmouth

7.    News from Dartmouth dot TV


1.   Halloween at the Castle

Having just enjoyed a ghostly walk around Dartmouth given in honour of the new "Dartmouth Ghosts & Mysteries", we decided to visit one of the most haunted buildings in Dartmouth, The Royal Castle Hotel. Imagine our surprise when we found out it was only too true!  The place was full of ghostly apparitions as these photos show.

2.      Christmas Lights Countdown      

David Gent reports:  "As the Christmas carol has it, "I saw three ships come sailing in...". One of these ships will form a centrepiece of Dartmouth's Christmas lights this year. Dartmouth will be one of the first towns in the West Country to use LED lighting, which is much brighter and sharper - and because the blue lights below it will twinkle on and off, the ship should look as though it's moving! The lights will start to go up in mid-November, and are due to be switched on at 5.00pm on Saturday 25th November. Put it in your diary now, and join us in Royal Avenue Gardens to see the lights switched on and to sing some carols... Including I saw three ships.

The Christmas Lights group will keep Dartmouth dot TV posted on a weekly basis."

3.    Dartmouth really is the most haunted town in Devon

Everyone was in excellent spirits on Hallowe’en at the launch of Ken Taylor’s book “Dartmouth Ghosts and Mysteries”, the latest publication by Richard Webb. Guests included many of those who had contributed personal spiritual experiences, together with local historian Bob Mann (bottom right picture) who led a ghost walk around the town during the evening, finishing at the Royal Castle (apparently one of the most haunted buildings in the town) for some rather more earthly spirits!

Richard said “The launch was very successful with well over 100 copies sold on the first day”. Full of fascinating and mysterious stories, this book will make an ideal Christmas present. Don’t forget to get your copy from the Harbour Bookshop.

The launch was combined with the opening of local photographer Valerie Wills’ exhibition of haunting photographs of Dartmouth and the surrounding area. Valerie’s photos provide the evocative illustrations for Ken’s book. Don’t miss her exhibition in the Flavel now!

4.    Fashion Show @ The Flavel


David Gent reports (again!) :

In aid of the Christmas Lights.  Friday November 10th @ 7:30 in The Flavel with wine and canapés, a great time to meet friends and get up to date on what's hot. 



5.   Quiz Nights!

Dartmouth Christmas Lights Fund A fun-filled festive frolic, otherwise known as  Yet another blasted quiz!!!

Date: Sunday 3rd December 2006   Time:
Venue: Café Al Fresco, Lower Street, Dartmouth
Price: £12.50 per person, including a sumptuous supper!!!!
Contact: David Gent by telephone on 834883 or by email:  prizes for the winning team   …… humiliation for the losers!!!!

Dee Nutt reports:  Hi David, Dartmouth Caring have a quiz night at Dartmouth Yacht Club next Wednesday 8th November, maximum 6 per team at £5 per ticket.  Food available from 6pm, basket meals £5

 The quiz starts at 8pm it will be a good fun night and all the proceeds go to Dartmouth Caring's Christmas lunches.

6.   Memories of Dartmouth


Another image taken from the huge book "The Chronicles of Dartmouth" 

This is the last one, if you want to see any more, you need to send a loved one down to the Harbour Bookshop to get you one for Christmas!

Does anyone have a history of the Gas Works ? And does anyone have a lot of photographs and information on the Onedin Line please?




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