DARTMOUTH CHRONICLE Dittisham voice issue July 18 09


It can now be announced officially that two worthy citizens of Dittisham, David Harris-Evans and Stella Stothart, have been co-opted to the Parish Council filling the vacancies created by the resignations of Adam Milton and Chairman Inka Gabriel.  The village really appreciates the work that Inka and Adam have done for us.  The council is still looking for a new parish clerk, the position is currently being advertised and details are on the village notice board.

We had another multi-cultural wedding at St George’s last Saturday.  Isabella Virvilis, whose parents originally came from Greece, married James Irvine whose parents recently moved to Bruckton Farm. Some relatives and friends had flown over from South Africa and the Revd Simon Wright made a point of including a special prayer for Africa  written by the late Archbishop Trevor Huddleston.  Quite topical as it was the day that Barak Obama was visiting Ghana.  Isabella looked lovely in ivory silk overlaid with lace and the three  bridesmaids were dramatic in aubergine.

Sunday, July 12th was the gift day for St George’s church held in the pretty garden at Lapwing home of John and Lesley Wells.  After a horrid Saturday the sun shone all afternoon on Sunday and it was a very well supported and lovely event.  Simplicity is so often the key to success.  A good ploughmans lunch followed by an excellent apple pie washed down with wine or beer then a meander down the garden picking up a few bargain.   Many thanks to the Wellses who do so much in our village.  A member of  Ditsum Players, Gina Carter, who played Titania in last year’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performing in the Inn Theatre’s Production of Much Ado about Nothing which takes place August 4  to 8 by St Petroc’s church..  Our debonair vicar is also in it  and in character as he is playing the part of the sexton.   Do support them by buying tickets which are available from the Tourist Office or by calling 01803 834224.   Every Shakespeare play I have seen out at the Castle has been superb. If you are of an artistic bent you might prefer to spend some time at Coombe Farm Studios.  There are still some places on a course entitled Flowers, Life and Landscape which is running from August 3 – 7th.  Call 01803 722353 for more information.