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Association members marched into the Royal Avenue Gardens and then gathered to unfurl the association's flags on the opening evening of the Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2021.

Regatta Opening 2021 Town March ODA Regatta Opening 2021 Flag ceremony



Old Dartmothians members gathered at the Ship in Dock Inn on Friday the 27th for the toasting of the founders.


ODA ship in dock toasting 2021


    Next association meeting will be on Tuesday September 28th and Tuesday November 30th at 7:30pm.
Usual venue Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club - All welcome.
Stay Safe everybody.
Richard Rendle.

shipindockinnlogoThe Old Dartmothians' Association was founded in the Ship 'n' Dock Inn, on the Friday of Dartmouth Regatta in 1923, by four Dartmothians. Their intention was to form a fellowship of Dartmouth men over the age of eighteen, who would cherish their relationship with the town of Dartmouth, and could help to enhance the lives of the townsfolk, even though some of them may have moved away to live elsewhere.

So does that mean the association is only meant only for the elderly townsmen? Well the answer is most definitely NO! The word old has many meanings when used in particular contexts, and in this case we think that it was intended to be interpreted as "Denoting someone who formerly attended, or lived/lives in, a specified place. e.g. as in ‘an old Etonian’. and not someone who is aged.


If you are someone who would like to participate in helping to fulfil the aims of the association, then please read the information contained in the Membership  page. 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 (AGM), March, May, July, September, November. Also, any potential new member who would like to just have an informal meet and greet chat, along with a tea or coffee, could join several of the present members who meet at the Ship In Dock Inn on a Friday morning from approximately 10.30 am.