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   Dartmouth News                 7th September 2006 

1.    Sainsbury's and LiDL ?

2.    Biggest cruise ship yet visits Dartmouth

3.    Memories of Dartmouth

4.    South Coast Regatta

5.    Mobility scooter drag racing

6.    David Cameron visits South Hams

7.    Regatta prize draw

8.    Everything we do, we do it for you


1.     Sainsbury's and LiDL ?



It was announced on Monday that Sainsbury's intend to open a supermarket in Dartmouth, SHDC Planning Department said that no planning application had been received to date (Monday 4th).  SHDC did confirm however that LiDL were preparing for a supermarket in Dartmouth.  Two supermarkets for the town ?

2.   Biggest cruise ship yet visits Dartmouth

670 feet long, 46,000 tons and dwarfing seven big blocks of flats "Seven Seas Voyager" came to Dartmouth on Monday. She features:  All-suite, all-balcony accommodations, Suites range in size from 356 to 1,403 sq. ft., including balcony , Emphasis is on providing 700 guests with a memorable experience, aboard and ashore, for those who appreciate unsurpassed service, attention to detail and elegant, relaxing surroundings. Master Suites include Butler Service (image at the top of this newsletter), Four dining venues to choose from including Signatures Restaurant, dedicated to Le Cordon Bleu® cuisine, Single, open seating dining, Full entertainment program, Port-intensive itineraries, Guest lecturer program, Complimentary wine with dinner, Shipboard gratuities included.  Does this sound good ? 

A grey day and mist did not stop guests flooding off the biggest ever cruise ship to visit Dartmouth. Thanks to Harbour Master David White, Dartmouth dot TV braved the elements in their Boston Whaler to bring you these exclusive photographs.

3.    Memories of Dartmouth

John Whitby Chairman of the Dartmouth Chamber of Trade sent in these lovely old adverts from 1946.

4.    South Coast Regatta  Saturday 16th September

Dartmouth is proud to welcome 600 rowers, officials, supporters and friends of the South Coast Rowing Championships to the River Dart for the 50th South Coast Championship Regatta. There will be a warm welcome for everyone, be they new to rowing or have been involved since the very beginnings in 1957.

The West of England ARA had no hesitation in accepting Dartmouth as the venue for this very special Championship Regatta. Once Dartmouth had made it known it was their intention to bid, no opposing bids were made and the clubs of the Association were unanimous in their choice.

Dartmouth was the first West of England venue to be chosen for the Championship Regatta staging the Championship Regatta in 1959 which was hosted by the Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club. The club hosted the Championship Regatta again on the club's centenary in 1969. In 1984 the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta hosted the Championship Regatta to mark the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta and again in 1994 to celebrate its 150th Regatta.

5.   Mobility scooter drag racing    next Wed 13th

Well not really!  However this will be a time for you to try a mobility scooter.  These taster days are part of a larger plan to set up a mobile Shopmobility scheme for the South Hams.  Come and visit on Wednesday 13th September 10am to 4pm on the Boat Float slip.

Shown here, Town Mayor Irish Pritchard is clearly in the lead closely followed in second place by Cllr Peter Norton and Cllr Brian Homan losing pace coming in third.


6.    David Cameron visits South Hams

Colin Cadle reports: "David Cameron Leader of the Conservative Party, met with campaigners from Friends of the Earth at the Thurlestone Hotel last Friday to speak about the Conservatives' stand on environmental issues and to launch his Green Policy. He backed calls for a Bill to tackle climate change which campaigners say is vital to help save parts of the West Country. This was followed by a fundraising lunch which was organised by the Totnes branch of the Conservative Party."


7.    Regatta prize draw

The winner of the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Grand Draw, Ken Wollaston, was presented with his 1st prize – a brand new Chevrolet Matiz – at the David Meek Group, Newton Road Showroom, Torquay this week.

Making the presentation was David Meek who said ‘this is the second year we have been able to support Dartmouth Regatta with the sponsorship of a Matiz and we are delighted it has been another success’.

Ken Wollaston, who is from Corfe Castle, Dorset but who spends many weeks with his friends in Dartmouth was ‘over the moon’ with the car and said ‘I have never won as big a prize as this in all my life, it is like the lottery – I’m stunned’. He went on to say how delighted he is and has decided to give the car to his daughter and granddaughter who is just old enough to take driving lessons. They live near Bovey Tracy so ‘the car will stay in Devon’.

8.    Everything we do, we do it for you

Such is the readership of this newsletter that Sheila Johnston whose play at Fingles we advertised last week, had to send us this: "Hello Dave, many thanks for putting The Government Inspector onto your website but we are now fully subscribed and definitely do not need any more bookings! So could you please take it off ASAP"

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