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MIDDLETON ARCH HANDOVER DAY - 1st NOVEMBER 2019


In adverse weather, the association performed a handing back ceremony for the Middleton Arch at the entrance to the Royal Avenue Gardens.
Some intial photos supplied by Barry Morris and Martin Thomas of DARTMOUTH PHOTOS.  

Video link to the event from Martin Thomas, apologies for the sound quality due to traffic. VIDEO LINK

Some information for you all on this major project undertaken by The Old Dartmothians’ Association for the refurbishment of the Middleton Arch, at the entrance to the Royal Avenue Gardens.

This has without doubt been a major project undertaken by our association from start to finish. Of course with a huge project like this we have required outside help with certain aspects of the work required.

The Old Dartmothians are extremely proud of the fantastic results we have achieved, and as you can see “The Middleton Arch” is back to its former glory just as it was in 1992, when Alan Middleton designed and built this marvellous structure, which is very much a focal point for the town of Dartmouth. Alan has helped considerably with advice throughout the project, and has been on hand constantly to supervise. What better than the creator, designer, and builder to be at our side, so a big thank you to Alan, we are extremely grateful.

   
   

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ORIGINAL ARCH

Images of the original design have been scanned in from Alan Middleton's scrapbook.
With the return of the refurbished arch due back into Dartmouth on Thursday the 24th October, we thought you may like to see some of the original images, including some from Alan Middleton's scrapbook design records, they were scanned, and sent in by Barry Morris.
Photographs 'A' and 'B' have been donated by Martin Thomas of Dartmouth Photos

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original Arch
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'B'
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