August 2012 Issue

 BTD August 2012 front cover

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the August 2012 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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Slapton - a jewel of a village nestled in a hollow half a mile from one of our country’s most precious nature reserves – derives its name from Old English. Read more

Brian Ridalls’ father, George Henry Ridalls, was a pilot in Dartmouth for more than 30 years – and was part of the team of pilots who kept the harbour going through the hard years of the Second World War. Read more

By The Dart talks to Rob Giles, harbour master of the River Dart Read more

River Dart

The Tour of Britain comes to Dartmouth on Saturday 15th September and thousands of spectators are expected to turn out for the penultimate stage of the race. Read more

Festivals & Events

The celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Thomas Newcomen’s creation of the first practical steam engine have been hailed as a huge success by organisers. Read more

Festivals & Events

Having survived the trauma of the 2010 fire, Smith Street Deli reopened its doors last month. Read more

Professor Cooke’s name reached global fame when he cared for the Walton sextuplets who were born to Janet and Graham Walton at Liverpool Maternity Hospital in 1983. He became Dartmouth Town Council Mayor in 2017. Read more


David and Holly Jones of Manna from Devon suggest some great al fresco dining options in/around Dartmouth. Read more

The light and airy space that is Flowersmiths brims with exquisite blooms, beckoning passers-by who glimpse the welcome burst of colour through the windows to take a closer look at the Anzac Street shop. Read more

Business Directory

Ed’s journey to becoming a member of the Dartmouth community, manager and partner of the Wine Company and respected musician to boot, is an interesting one, which often has taken him in unexpected directions. Read more


Alan goes out in all weathers. Every time he does he will lift, depending on his catch, between four and five tonnes. He never knows how good the catch will be. Read more


The summer of 1956 had been one of heavy rain and much misery for local events – and the winter before had been bitterly cold. Read more

Summer 2012 - ideas of what to the summer in/around Dartmouth Read more

Walking & Outdoors

Dartmouth Medical Practice has thanked its patients for taking part in its recent public forums. Presented by Drs Andrew Eynon Lewis and Adam Morris, more than 50 patients attended the forums, held at Dartmouth’s Guildhall on Monday July 9th. Read more


preparing for the beginning of the £8.5million rebuild of the school and looking at how the curriculum at the all-through academy can be further improved, Nick Hindmarsh talks to By The Dart. Read more

Over 100 years ago there was a Pilot gig called the ‘Lightning’ based here on the river Dart. She was rowed by a hearty crew of strong men who would race out of the river as soon as a homeward bound sailing ship was sighted. Read more

Clubs & Societies

It’s been a steep learning curve for the newest recruits to Dartmouth’s live-aboard boating community, but Nigel and Marianne Bartram say they wouldn’t move ashore again if you paid them. Read more

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The picket boats stationed at the BRNC were built in the 1970s and during their early life, cadets took them as far as France and the Channel Islands. Today the eight vessels don’t journey much further than the River Dart and Lyme Bay. Read more

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