August 2014 Issue

Becky Bettesworth August Front Cover 2014

Regatta week will see the 150th anniversary of the Kingswear - Paignton railway line, designed and built by Dartmouth's own Charles Seale Hayne in 1864. more

Dartmouth Regatta is a huge event for the town - full of fantastic things to do on and off the water. Here's a taste of the many fun items on the packed programme this year. more

Now and then in the foodie world, something new comes along that makes us look at a traditional product in a fresh new way. That’s happening right now in the South Hams with the arrival of Dappa, south Devon’s own grappa-style spirit. more

Food & Drink

Local artist Anna Duckworth was recently described on social media network Instagram by Oracle Team USA’s America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill as a ‘legendary artist’. more


Family Favourites - August 2014. Made With Love Studios, Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer, Dartmouth Castle, Totnes Castle, Sandquay Woods more

Family Activities

Around Kingswear - August 2014

Mike Trevorrow brings us the news from the sunny side. more

Around Kingswear

Becky Bettesworth, Local Artist

© Becky Bettesworth

Becky’s work recalls the classic railway posters of the 1930s. Her vintage seaside posters exude all the unspoilt charm that characterised the originals, skilfully updating them with the use of sharp colours popular in the modern palette. more


D'Art Gallery August 2014 Marie Mills

Copyright Marie Mills

Over the last 15 years Dart Gallery has built a reputation as one of the best loved galleries in the South West, consistently offering visitors high quality contemporary art. This summer will be no exception! more

Brownston Gallery August 2014 3

Copyright Charles Jamieson

Award-winning artist is inspired by the South Devon coast. more

Health & Beauty - August 2014

The winner takes it all - Health & Beauty by Rowena Kitchen more

Health & Beauty

This column would have been better written on Halloween! more

Dartmouth’s Business Improvement District wants to help boost the town’s economy and is kicking off a major destination marketing campaign to bring more visitors and investment into the town. more

When Rowcroft launched its re-branded design and awareness campaign at Dartmouth’s Royal Naval College two years ago, its aim was pro-actively to reach out to communities across South Devon - 2 years on, the campaign has had hugely positive results. more

Dittisham author Jill Treseder has been hard at work, with her latest novel now available on Amazon. She also spoke at last month’s Ways With Words literary festival, at Dartington Hall, on the creative writing process. more


Linda Churchill is a scriptwriter for the Dartmouth Players community drama group. She also directs and performs and is part of the group’s management team. more


Les spent most of his life flying fast-jet aeroplanes, firstly operating F4 Phantoms in the RAF and then going on to test-fly Tornados for British Aerospace. more


Toby Russell and his team work to preserve vessels from a bygone age. They use the magnificent craft to engage with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. more

Nigel Thomas is the engineer for the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK, the Kingswear Castle. Nigel has worked on the vessel since 2007 – he first joined as a volunteer and embarked on a more involved position in 2008. more


Legal Corner, August 2014 part 2

Why a second home needs a second will - Legal Corner by Wollen Michelmore more

Legal Corner

The 26-year-old marine biologist is business manager at Monty Halls’ Great Escapes and can often be seen out on the water in the company’s RIB, as both skipper and marine educator. more