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Lest we forget

The war to end all wars started a hundred years ago, and despite that we still endured another World War. Remembrances of these (and other conflicts) are being dedicated all over the world but here, at home, in Dartmouth, I came across this beautiful memorial to 5 boys (Sea Cadets) who served, and died, in the global struggle against Fascism.

The dedication plaque tells the whole story. Just months before the end of WWII 5 boys who volunteered to serve their country, and the crew of their training ship, were killed by a mine. Amongst other things these boys, and their shipmates helped lay vital communications and fuel lines to the D day beaches.

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Something Fishy – Simon Drew Gallery – Part 2

Fish in Simon Drew Gallery Dartmouth

Findo – of the Window

Simon and crew during one of their characteristic, al fresco, Foss Street, Tea Breaks.

As mentioned in an earlier post – the Fish (which we now know is called Findo – or is it Findow) is a stunning visual icon on Foss Street and a clear marker to the Simon Drew Gallery. Well worth a visit.

Amongst other things, Simon taught me the derivation of the word “berk”.

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Something Fishy – Simon Drew Gallery

Foss Street, a Dartmouth delight. It’s impossible to miss The Simon Drew Gallery (no matter which end of the street you are in). The effect is even more enhanced on dry summer days by the Fishy in the first floor window (a creation by Simon, Abi and Kate). Many many more interesting, amusing, and very creative items inside – well worth a visit.

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A papier måché fish exhibited from the upper floor of the Simon Drew Gallery during dry summer days

Simon Drew Gallery Fish

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