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Dawlish photographer John Southall who has wowed Gazette readers with his rail pictures and stories, is causing equal interest with his compelling Then and Now series.

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Bridge House open day

Having a quacking time...Ten-year-old Abbie Martin delves for ducks at an open day at Bridge House, the railway convalescent home in Dawlish, on Saturday.

Staff pulled out all the stops to make their bi-annual open day a big success.

As... read on

A CAMPAIGN has been launched against the controversial plans to develop the Lawn. read on...
A CROSS-PARTY delegation of MPs and local authority leaders are urging the Prime Minister to back a new three-point plan to protect the south west rail line after this winter’s storms which breached the line at Dawlish. read on...
GARDENERS in Dawlish have rushed to enter this year’s Dawlish in Bloom competition. read on...
CLUBS and societies have another chance to raise money with the community raffle organised by Dawlish Water Rotary Club. read on...



Warren’s Club Championship on Saturday saw more than 50 players take to the course.

Play commenced at 7.20am and the early starters enjoyed mundane conditions and completed the morning round with just a few showers.

The later starters, however, were not so blessed, and with lightning in the area course officials were out making sure play was safe to continue.

The thunder passed by but not the rain, and a 20-minute heavy shower saw the course flooded and the sirens sounding for a suspension in play.

Club professional Duncan Arnold was given the job of match referee and he notified the competitors that there would be a delay of one hour to see if the course would drain.

The leaders in the clubhouse were lowest handicap player Chris McGill and the up-and-coming Sam Williams, both with gross 73s.

The handicap trophy saw ten players within two shots of each other.

The rain eased and the Warren, as ever, drained quickly and within 45 minutes... read on


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