Memories of Dartmouth
John Whitby Chairman of the
Dartmouth Chamber of Trade sent in these lovely old adverts
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
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
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.
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’.
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