Some members of The Old Dartmothians' Association are taking time out to start the refurbishment of the Regatta Whalers, in order for them to be ready in time for this year's annual Royal Dartmouth Regatta, being held at the end of August. Any members with a few hours to spare, and who live locally, would be most welcome if they can come along to lend a hand. The work on the whalers is being done under protective covering at the Bugford Nurseries, run by association member, Tony Hodges. So give Tony a call on (01803 832535) to arrange a visit.
Association Secretary Richard Rendle, said "If you are someone who would like to participate in helping to fulfil the aims of the association, then please read the information contained on the association's membership web page at https://www.dartmothians.org/index.php/membership. If you would like to drop in at one of the meetings and find out more, then you could attend one of the following meetings that are held at the Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club, Sandquay Road, Dartmouth. TQ6 9PH. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tuesday of the following months commencing at 7:30pm as follows, January, March, May, July (AGM) September, November. Also, any potential new member who would like to just have an informal meet and greet chat could join several of the present members who meet at the Royal Castle Hotel on a Friday morning from approximately 10.30 am."
Our AGM will take place at Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club, Sandquay Road, Dartmouth. TQ6 9PH. Tuesday 6th August2019 at 7-30pm. We would like to see as many members as possible, you all are very welcome.
David Brown Memorial Seat
On the afternoon of Monday the 1st July, the association President, John Mitchelmore, met with the family of the late association member David (Dibby) Brown, in order to dedicate a bench seat to the memory of 'Dibby' who sadly died in February of this year. The Old Dartmothians' Association recently completed the refurbishment of two bench seats located on 'The Ridges' near Waterpool Lane. One of the seats is now embellished with a plaque commemorating the life of 'Dibby' and his association with the town. David's family were most appreciative of the work and thoughts of the Old Dartmothians. (Photography by Robert Waycott)