DITTISHAM CHRONICLE

MARCH 27  09 ISSUE

 

There was a good crowd for Race Night last weekend which was held to raise funds for  the Dittisham Regatta.  Bill Dormer, who for years has done stalwart duty as  commentator for the rowing races sometimes standing out on the end of the pier in gales and horizontal rain dripping wet sometimes dripping with sweat in a heat wave, was the MC and resplendent in top hat and tails.  Some ladies dressed for Ascot  in  gorgeous hats and some men looked more like a bookie at Newton Abbott on a bad day.  The evening was a great success raising about £500.  Special thanks to Alan and Kim O’Flaherty the retiring chairman and his wife.

Apologies for giving the wrong date for the St George’s concert in last weeks article. It is actually on Friday, April  24th .  A different style of music will be happening every month from now on  down on the beach by the Ferry Boat Inn The first Sunday barbeque,  paella and music  will be on Easter Sunday April 12th from lunchtime on.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 16th, 17th and 18th St George’s Church is to be transformed into a living stage for the latest of the village’s popular amateur dramatic productions.  The classic play Our Town, written in the 1930s by the famous American playwright Thornton Wilder, will be performed in the church itself.  Over 25 villagers will be taking part. Paul Vincent, formerly of Rediffusion Television  and Linda Cookson who was a Director at London’s famous Central School of Speech and Drama are co-directing.   The play reflects the hopes and  dreams of people everywhere. It should be an evening to remember.  Our vicar, Simon Wright wrote "I think it is excellent for churches to be used for creative activities. In the Middle Ages churches were the main meeting place in the village. It was only later that they became exclusively used for religious services. Tickets available for both St George’s concert and the play from John Wells on 722 414