Village Voice September 9, 2011


Perhaps it is a little late in the day but many congratulations to all of our young ones on their successful GCSE and A Level results.  I also forgot to congratulate Alan O’Flaherty on his successful rowing at Dartmouth Regatta.  He always does such an amazing job at arranging our Ditsum Regatta rowing races one forgets his  ability at actually doing it himself.   There has been a little concern about the juniors’ dinghy sailing races being held in the mouth of the River at the Dartmouth Regatta.  It is so busy there, so many boats to negotiate and the winds are more fickle than in Dittisham.  The  Sailing Club and many parents would appreciate the organisers looking at this and perhaps bringing those races back to our ‘pond’.  Please contact the Chairman of Regatta Sailing Club, Don Campbell at  if you wish to take this further. The weather was great for the Kingsbridge Show and our local farmer, Brian Trant, won first and second place for the best commercial beef.  I was emailed this news by his daughter , Di Fletcher, who did a brilliant typo by writing prize winning  bollocks instead of bullocks. There was a big event down on the Ham last Sunday, September 4 (see separate article on page  ? ) and another one at the Cornworthy allotments as  Christine Walkden, writer of ‘No Nonsense Vegetable Gardens’ and well known from The One Show was there to answer questions from the keen allotment holders.  Kim Sayer, photographer,  who lives in Cornworthy has spent the last two years taking pictures of the start up and fantastic flourishing of these allotments. In March 2012 a book of these photographs and text which is  a  guide for beginners will be published by Simon  and  Shuster.  The working title is The Perfect Plot.  Christine will be writing the forward. 

Other future events are that short mat bowls have started up again.  Just turn up on a Monday evening at 7.15pm at the village hall  with a pair of carpet slippers or extra socks and  have a go.  You could keep fit this autumn by joining the Medau classes which  have also just started started on Thursday afternoons also in the Hall.  Call Stella Stotthart for details 01803 722492.  Harvest Supper will be on Saturday, October 1.  More details nearer the time.