Farewell to Adelaide  the elegant  Talbot 65 who has left Bozomzeal to take up residence in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.  Henry and Di Harvey were very sad to see her go but she has found a good home through Talbot Owners club.  We hope Adelaide provides the same pleasure to passersby up North as she did in the lanes down South .

Going back centuries rather than decades one of our village youngsters, Charlie Blair, has landed the part of Sem, one of Noah’s sons, in the forthcoming production of Noye’s Fludde a mediaeval Chester miracle play set to music by Benjamin Britten. David Oldbury, ‘the man in charge’ first met Charlie at the village pantomime two years ago and knew then and there that Charlie could sing and could handle something like this.  The children and young people in the production come from many towns and villages around and there is a large band of string players, bugles, recorders, percussion, piano, organ and bells.  The audience is asked to join in three well-known hymns during the course of the building of the ark.  This extravanganza is being held in St Clement’s Church, Dartmouth and runs for three nights - Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st May starting at 7.30p.m.  Tickets are available from Simon Blair 722 695, at the Windjammer Pub on Victoria Street, Dartmouth or on the door on the night.  Not to be missed.

Something we  will all miss is the Guy Fawkes Bonfire and fireworks night which has been cancelled by Dittisham Football Club due to lack of support from the village. They were very out of pocket after the last one.  If any other parties are interested in hosting this event  please call Mark Riley on 07890314715 or Victor Andrews on 01803 722 373.  I have had several calls about the cancellation of no 112 bus.  If anyone aside from the school children used this transport particularly if it was to get them to Torbay Hospital please contact me.  On the subject of buses the Friday service to Dartmouth is great.  The bus leaves the village at 9.30am and M&S for the return journey at 12 noon.  £1 each way or free with a Devon concessionary bus pass.  No problem parking.