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Row, row your boat, gently down the stream…

Weather permitting, the River Teign Rowing Club will kindly be giving Gig boat rowing taster lessons from 1pm until 3pm on Sunday September 29th, as part of the Teign Shanty Festival. Just head down to the area around the RNLI slipway, near to where the Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry Boat lands and give it a go – no experience necessary and there will be friendly helpful people there to assist.

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Teignmouth Pavillions – festival merchandise on sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

  All the Teign Shanty Festival merchandise was on sale today in the Teignmouth Pavillions, but don’t worry if you missed it as it will be on sale there again tomorrow (Saturday 28th September) from 10am until 5pm. It will also all be on sale in the small marquee by the New Quay Inn from midday Saturday 28th September and again on Sunday 29th September. 100% cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo for just £25, 100% ORGANIC cotton T shirts for £15, stylish limited edition festival cold water bottles at just £6, enamel badges for £3 and, of course, the 132 page festival programme with all the timetable of performers and events, also just £3 – all profit from the sale of the programme will go to charity.

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Pike Ward Blue Plaque

On Wednesday 28th August at 6:00pm there will be the unveiling of a blue plaque in recognition of the contribution made by Pike Ward to the Icelandic Economy. The plaque will be sited on the wall of Old Maids Walk which is at the eastern end of the seafront adjacent to the Eastcliff Cafê. This particular site was chosen as it marks the spot where the whale bone arch was constructed many years ago, donated to Teignmouth by Pike Ward. This unusual gift has been well photographed appearing on postcards and more recently, on the Teign Shanty Festival logo created by Laura Wall. The Back Beach Boyz will be singing a song written by band member Ian (The Gig) Mitchell to the assembled guests. ???? If you would like to find out more about the Icelandic adventurer Pike Ward check out the display in the Teign Heritage Centre or come to the Teign Shanty Festival where Katharine Findlay, the editor of his diaries, will be

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