NEW PLAQUE FOR THE OLD DARTMOTHIANS
ODA Member Alan Orchard is pictured at a recent membership meeting at the Ship in Dock Inn, holding aloft a fabulously engineered aluminium plaque, it is identical in every detail to the Old Darts shield which of course is numerous years old. Alan has had this made for the association, and special thanks goes to Exeter based company owner Dan Gould, product designer Nik Codling and to precision machine shop owner Adam Walding for providing such an outstanding example of British design and production. Special thanks to Alan for developing the concept and seeing it through to production, we are very much indebted to Alan.
CHRISTMAS CHEER 2022
Association Chairman Rob Waycott, acting in his other role of Almoner, was this week out and about delivering 30 Christmas cards to the widows of former members, each card containing £10 as a small gift for Christmas. He also dropped in on four of our local care homes with parcels of chocolates and biscuits, each one was expertly wrapped up by Rob's wife Diana Waycott . Just one of the many deeds done by the Old Dartmothians' Association.
D-Day Remembrance 2021
A short remembrance service was held at the D Day Landing Craft Memorial on the North Embankment at 10:45am on Sunday June 6th.
The memorial which is maintained and planted out by the Old Dartmothians, was attended by civic dignitaries and representations from the BRNC and the Old Dartmothians.
2019 RE-UNION DINNER
This year's annual re-union dinner took place as scheduled in the Dartmouth Guildhall on Friday the 30th August. Over one hundred members and guests attended the joint mens and ladies section event.
MC Rob Waycott opened proceedings by announcing the arrival of distinguished guests...........
Father Andrew Langley & Mrs Gemma Langley
Representing the Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Lynne Maurer & Mr Roly Boydon
Mayor of Dartmouth
Councillor Graham Webb
Ladies section President Mrs Sandra Lumley
Mens section President Mr Ron Lambdon with Kirsty Emmins
|Photos by Barry Morris|
Father Langley then said the grace, before the assembled sat down to their meal, supplied and served, by the good services of The Royal Castle Hotel staff.
Once the meal was completed our MC then asked all to be upstanding for 'The Loyal Toast', this was followed by our President Ron Lambden welcoming our guests and thanking the members of both associations for all their hard work and commitment throughout the year. Next to address the members was the Ladies section President Mrs Sandra Lumley also echoing her thanks and gratitude for the support of the ladies section members.
Mayor Councillor Graham Webb, replied to both of the president's speeches by saying how much the town of Dartmouth has benefited by having the support and commitment of both sections of the Old Dartmothians, and expressed his best wishes for the coming year.
Mrs Debbie Morris then read out the cards and messages from those who unfortunately had been unable to attend this year's event. followed by a roll call from all those present.
Ron Lambden then stated the thanks on behalf of the associations, for the staff and meal supplied by The Royal Castle Hotel, and also to the staff of the Guildhall.
The raffle draw was then conducted by Barrie & Elaine French, £410.00 was raised from the 17 prizes kindly donated by association members.
(Ed. Apologies for the lateness of this report, it's due to me having to extend my stay in Devon, and then once back home I have been organising a week long art exhibition in Wells Cathedral.)