CENTENARY PROJECTS REACH COMPLETION
Members of The Old Dartmothians' Association have been busy completing some of our projects for the town during this, our centenary year.
August sees the erection of ornate railings surrounding the old iconic 1897 fountain, in the Royal Avenue Gardens, that was erected by Sir Henry Seale to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The former fountain, a cherished landmark, has received a much-needed facelift thanks to the efforts of the association members. The intricate ironwork that is now in place, not only underscores the association's commitment to preserving Dartmouth's historical charm, but also showcases our dedication to maintaining a sense of continuity between the past and the present.
Another noteworthy accomplishment, is the completion of the wire frame galleon at the entrance to the health centre. The galleon, formerly located in the Royal Avenue Gardens, and a symbol of Dartmouth's maritime heritage, had earlier this year undergone a comprehensive restoration by members of the association, and now has been completed by the addition of its sails.
As the centenary celebrations continue, the Old Dartmothians' Association shows no signs of slowing down. Plans are already in motion for future projects that promise to further enhance Dartmouth's cultural landscape and provide lasting benefits to its residents. As we reflect on our hundred-year journey, the association stands as a testament to the power of collective community action, and the impact it can have for generations to come.