Totnes’ annual raft race battle has clocked up another fund raising record. This years 13-kilometre race down the River Dart to Totnes was already celebrating a record as more than 300 rafters on board 51 rafts took part – the highest number since the town’s Rotarians revived the event six years ago. Now organisers have revealed that this year’s raft race raised more than £16,000 – of which just under £12,000 went direct to rotary club charities.
Totnes youngsters have been setting their sights on some school day adventures. The five to seven year-olds from Grove School went on a school trip to the Dartington-based Dynamic Adventures where they took part in archery, rock climbing and zip wiring. It was a chance for the pupils to enjoy some sporting activities that aren’t available inside a school explained Mrs Katherine Kneebone, the school’s sports co-ordinator.
A secret Totnes church window has launched a 160-year-old mystery of a tragic young English teacher who is buried in a town in Germany. Augusta Keast Derry died in the Rhineland town of Neuwied in 1858 when she was just 19 years old. Her tombstone in the German’s town’s cemetery says she was the daughter of John Derry from Totnes.
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