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6th July 2006    Dartmouth News

1.    Cocktail Party on the  Russian Federation Ship 'Perekop'  

2.    Michael's Ordination

3.    Town Day

4.    Blackpool Gardens

5.    Dartmouth Illustrated

6.    House falls down ?

7.    Regatta 2006 !!

8.    Farmers Market


1.     Russian Federation Ship 'Perekop'   Cocktail Party








The Baltic Naval Institute with the help of BRNC hosted a Cocktail Party on board Perekop on Saturday lunch time.  A lot of Cadets spoke English although few senior officers did.  There were several translators on hand together with more Vodka than we have ever seen.  A cold buffet produced the best tomatoes ever tasted and a selection of meats and fish, both often raw, but oh so nice.

Under an hour after the party had started, it was commented that the Russians were concerned that we were not eating much food, and that by then, if it was a totally Russian party, all the food would have gone. 
We explained that it was lunch time and we were having a great time !

One Cadet asked if it was normal to have Coal Trains (Steam), we pointed out that this was a tourist attraction.  To the Russians Dartmouth must have seemed like a 'Disney Island' visited and populated by wealthy people eating and drinking.   The group of people are (left to right) Nigel Way, Captain First Rank Alexander Alexandrovich Ignatiev (Captain of the Perekop), Iris Pritchard, Commander Richard King (BRNC), Peter Gossage (Head of Languages, BRNC), Dave Cawley, Jonathan Hawkins, John Whitby.

2.    Michael's Ordination

St Saviour’s Church in Dartmouth was packed last Sunday evening for the ordination service of the Reverend Michael Macey who has served as curate here for the past year.

This was the first time an ordination service had been held in St Saviour’s and the parish was pleased to welcome the Right Reverend John Ford, Bishop of Plymouth to officiate at the service, which marked Michael’s entry as a priest in the Church of England.

Michael is following a family tradition – his father has been priest at Cockington for the past 18 years and the congregation on Sunday included many of his parishioners. Michael expects to stay in Dartmouth, providing support to the Reverend Simon Wright, for the next three to four years.

3.  Town Day

Masterminded by  Yvonne Cottam on behalf of the Dartmouth Community College, the day was successful despite bad weather.  However, even the easterly winds and rain could not damp their sprits as these photos show!

4.    Blackpool Gardens

This is the first of an occasional feature of what to do, where to go and where to eat around Dartmouth.  Where Dartmouth dot TV is invited we will give a mini report.  Sir Geoffrey Newman Bt. met us and said that in Spring 2000 he set about the restoration of the garden established in 1896 by his ancestor, Robert Lydston Newman, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, on land which had already been in the family for almost 100 years. Robert’s eldest son, Sir Ralph Newman Bt. extended the garden, adding to the collection of semi-tropical plants gathered from the four corners of the world.  When you visit, before you know it, you’ll have climbed high above the ocean, you’ll have reached another country and feel at home in another time ………..

Visit Blackpool Gardens web site by clicking here

5.    Dartmouth Illustrated

Dartmouth Illustrated was published every two months  for a few years in the 80's, a time when Nigel Way had only just bought the Royal Castle and Mr Melvyn was a gentleman's clothes shop on the corner (just visible to the right of the fountain).

This news brought to you  by Dartmouth dot TV, is the modern equivalent.  In fact considering the almost weekly publication, compared to every 9 weeks, you may even get more pictures, in colour and for free !

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6.    House falls down ?


Friday evening brought a new meaning to "moving house" as this one in South Ford Road slowly slipped down the hill and fell apart !






7.    Regatta 2006 !!

Picnic in the Marquee - Tuesday 22nd August 6.30pm - midnight.
Band of H.M. Royal Marines conducted by Captain Richard Long
8 - 8.45 The Concert Band
9.30 - 10.15 The Big Band
11 - Midnight The Dance Band
Plus Dave Ross with Top Night Entertainments Dancing to Disco
Tickets available for Tables of 10 or 12.  Round Tables supplied with
Tablecloth and Glasses. Bring you own picnic. Tickets £25.
Black Tie.   Tel:- Basil Williams. 01803 832842.

Regatta Rock Wednesday 23rd August in the Marquee. Tickets from the
Royal Castle Hotel £20.

 Local Rowing entries are now being taken by Jo Evans Tel:- 01803 833311.

8.   Farmers Market    This Saturday morning

This Saturday in Dartmouth Market, a chance to stock up on local produce and meet your friends.  There will be a small stand with local police and Town Councillors if you want an informal chat.

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