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Around Kingswear


Around Kingswear WET PICNIC


Actually the sun was full-out, boiling the waves but I say ‘wet’ because we were ten boats all afloat off- shore from Lighthouse Beach. The idea was to draw attention to the efforts being made to save Lighthouse Beach in Kingswear from closure. In this we were successful as not only Kingswear crews turned out but those from Dartmouth and Dittisham too, thanks be to all. Some food was enjoyed, lusty toasts were made in wine, cider, beer and coffee, a song was sung by all calling for the return of the beach and all was generally of good cheer. There had been a plan to


by Mike Trevorrow


their talented son, Mike, a professional flautist of great talent. Mike had engaged the services of his own son, Tristan, who is an oboist and clearly in the same stamp of excellence as his father, his wife Ros, who was a cellist and Tristan’s oboe teacher Richard Simpson who is also a family friend. On the piano we were treated to the skills of Janet Simpson who is senior keyboard player with the Halle Orchestra. It must first be said that the quality of playing was breath-taking, I noticed a number of musicians in the audience who were either pale with shock or shaking their heads gently in admiration. The light and summery programme was varied from Bach and Beethoven to Faure and Godard. There were some rare and lovely combinations of instruments which sounded rather gorgeous in the fine echoes of Kingswear church. One such was played by cor anglais and oboe and it was a delight. Later, refreshments were served by The Ship at the back of the church and everyone enjoyed a sociable end to a delightful evening. Many thanks to the


use the boats to stretch across the Dart from shore to shore with the aid of bunting but the harbour master wasn’t as keen on the idea as the rest of us so we did not do this, although some frustrated bunters did bunt their boats up a bit and it all looked very jolly. Honestly we weren’t going to stop shipping, just pose for an historic photograph. The pre-enquiry meeting of the Lighthouse Beach campaign has been held in the village hall and it proved very interesting. Issues resulting from this meeting and subsequent meetings with the barristers on both sides bring up issues which cannot at this stage be fairly discussed here without possibly prejudicing events. (I just realised that this last sentence could have been spoken by Sir Humphrey himself as a masterful way of saying nowt whilst appearing to be important!) As soon as there is news, worthy of relating, I will fill you in.


CHURCH CONCERT A very enthusiastic audience of about seventy or so


people turned out on a beautiful warm sunny evening on Saturday 21st


parish church. This was a remarkable event, largely organised by Pat and Chris Cox of Wood Lane and


July to attend a concert at Kingswear


CALL FOR SITES KINGSWEAR PARISH COUNCIL


CLOSING DATE: 30th September 2012


SHDC VILLAGE HOUSING INITIATIVE If there are any landowners who wish an area of their land to be considered for development as part of the Kingswear Village Housing Initiative please submit details to South Hams District Council. Please include details of the site, owner’s address, phone number and e-mail address, and once completed, send DIRECTLY back to Debbie Holloway in the Affordable Housing Department at South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes. Devon TQ9 5NE


The form and information guide is available from is downloadable from South Hams District Council website:


www.southhams.gov.uk/20110420_village_ housing_initiative.pdf


(This is obtained by following the link from the home page in the main box “find out about housing” then the left hand yellow box selecting “Housing Leaflet” and then the last PDF in list “Village Housing Initiative”)


Do please have any submissions returned to Debbie Holloway by 30th September 2012


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