DITTISHAM VILLAGE CHRONICLE

Issue april 3 09

 

How wonderful to be able to report good news.  The national papers  seem to find this such a hard thing to do.  Last Sunday the young proprietor of Greenway Ferry, Will Ford, organised a great, free trip for Dittisham residents on the Christie Belle  with wine and nibbles to boot.  It was a lovely evening with a pretty sunset, a new moon and incoming tide so the party, ranging in age from 7 to 77, started off  at Greenway Quay at 6.00pm and went in style all the way up to Totnes and then  merrily back again arriving home at about 10.00pm.  Greenway  Ferry now has a fleet of nine fuel efficient boats many of  traditional design  and some built in Devon.  Will works closely with the National Trust at Greenway House and with other ferry companies such as Riverlink to provide transport from Torbay, Dartmouth and Dittisham to the Agatha Christie estate. Boats run 365 days a year.  For bookings and more information ring 0845 4890418.  More good news is that the Anchorstone Café opposite is now open again Wednesdays  to Sundays but  after Easter seven days a week.  For parties  ring Clare on 01803 722 365. 

Earlier last Sunday, remember it was spring forward clock change, St George’s Church was astonished at the turnout for the United Benefice Service.  The choir was twenty strong and  singers were almost sitting on each other’s lap until chairs were brought out.  Locals were impressed at the townees from Dartmouth  making it out to the country at such an early hour.  This Sunday, April 5, is, of course, Palm Sunday and the tradition is to meet on the Level by Skinners Cottages at about 9.10am.  The Reverend Simon Wright leads the singing as we amble past the Post Office stroke village shop stroke Red Lion Inn (can this building encompass any more institutions?) down to the church.  Let us hope the weather stays spring like.