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   Dartmouth News                 30th November 2006 

1.    Agatha Christie at the Flavel

2.    New York, New York!

3.    Christmas lights

4.    Embankment Restaurant

5.   Thanksgiving at The Castle

6.    Memories of Dartmouth

7.    Onedin Line talk

8.    Small News


1.   Agatha Christie at the Flavel

Dr Philip Charlesworth reports:  The next meeting of the Dartmouth & Kingswear Society, on 5th December, at 7 for 7.30pm, in the Flavel, will be an illustrated talk by the well-known  local speaker, John Risdon, on Agatha Christie - 'Her life in South Devon'.  John is renowned for the quality of his presentations and the topic will be of  absorbing interest to many. Our events are open free of charge to friends of  the Society and wine and soft drinks are available before the formal start of  the meeting.

2.    New York, New York!

Nothing worth watching on TV on Tuesdays?  So why not come along to St Clement’s Church Hall on Townstal Road next Tuesday, 5th December at 7.00pm and hear about Beryl Calder’s adventures in New York and Washington DC, USA. 
Beryl, an ex-Mayor of Dartmouth and Honoured Citizen of the Town, has gained a reputation as an excellent raconteur, and will be sure to entertain you.  Tickets are £5.00 on the door and include light refreshments.  Funds raised are in aid of St Clement’s Church.

3.    Christmas lights

This Saturday the Mayor of Dartmouth, Cllr Iris Pritchard, switched on the town's Christmas lights. Father Christmas (photo at the top of this page) gave sweets donated by Dartmouth dot TV to the appreciative children, the rest of us ate chestnuts and sang carols, then went to the DA for a pint and a pizza.

4.    Embankment Restaurant

Congratulations to local artist, poet, writer Joan Cawley on her 81st birthday last week.  Joan, who recently exhibited her art at The Flavel particularly wanted to sample the delights of The Embankment Restaurant.  Paul gladly arranged a window seat and a smashing time was had by all.  Oh, and the Lamb Wellington was as good as the Bread & Butter Pudding served with Butterscotch sauce........

5.     Thanksgiving at The Castle

Once again, the Dartmouth dot TV crew joined many locals to celebrate Thanksgiving last Thursday evening in the Royal Castle Hotel, remembering the town’s historic link to the Pilgrim Fathers, who set out from Bayard’s Cove in 1620 to America.

We all tucked into a traditional meal including pumpkin soup, turkey with cranberries, corn bread, green beans and mashed sweet potato with marshmallow, followed by pecan pie.

Thanks must go to Terri and Gary Larsen, who started the tradition of Thanksgiving Dinners in Dartmouth some seven years ago, and also to Nigel Way and the staff at the Royal Castle Hotel for making it a most enjoyable evening.

6.   Memories of Dartmouth


Some of us can't remember the days before College Way, but here it is in 1905.  How do those house fit with today's Dartmouth?

7.   Onedin Line talk

John Fabian, the associate producer of this excellent BBC series will be giving an illustrated talk at Dittisham Village Hall next Thursday, 7th December.  Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.  Tickets available in advance from Henry Harvey on 01803 722439.  Proceeds are in aid of St George's Church, Dittisham and its charitable donations fund.


8.   Small News

  • News please guys ? We need news now !

  • EOS not as big as we thought ? Richard Stead reports: she can
    accommodate 16 passengers and not 60! It's a yacht, not a ferry!Raphael Montigneaux304 feet long and only 16 guests, what sort of über luxury is this?

  • David Freeborn reports an all time high for a garage in Dartmouth that he recently sold for £180,000!

  • Is your business advertising here, press the "where to stay" "eating" or "shopping" button on the top of this e-mail, are you there ?  Do you want to be there for free? Do you want a web site "all" inclusive for £150?  Who you gonna call?  Err, yes, that would be us then.

  • If you want your event covered, we need the information in the week before publication, no earlier.   100-200 words, a photograph and if applicable a web site link.  If you don't have a photograph invite us so that next year you will!

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