April 2009 Issue

April 2009 By The Dart Front Cover

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the April 2009 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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© Nick Shepherd

Nick Shepherd commences a journey along the River Dart (in 3 parts). Read more

River Dart

One of the original Dartmouth Five - esteemed illustrator, Simon Drew. Read more

About D'mouth

By The Dart goes to experience a day out at Paignton Zoo & find out what it’s all about... Read more

Things to Do

What is it that enables a local group to survive for 80 years? Is it a special appeal, something beyond individual efforts, something very much loved? Whatever the reason, the Dartmouth Players are currently celebrating 80 years of local drama. Read more

The beauty and peace of Dartmouth and the South Hams has lured many young and old to the area, either to retire or to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle or perhaps to change direction in career etc. Read more

On returning home after losing a leg during the Third Battle of Ypres, eighteen year old Dartmouth Grenadier Guardsman, William George Pillar, opened a small newsagent and sweet shop at 2 Lower Street on 11th August 1919. Read more


As you watch the lower ferries criss-cross between Dartmouth and Kingswear, it can be difficult to imagine that this beautiful and influential river started its life just 46 miles away as two tiny streams amongst the granite tors of Dartmoor. Read more

River Dart

The Deep Blue Sign Company appeared in Dartmouth almost ten years ago when Phil, the owner, decided to fulfil his lifetime ambition to move to Dartmouth from Foxhouse, a small village in Derbyshire. Read more