August 2013 Issue

August 2013 By The Dart Front Cover

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the August 2013 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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For eight years, my husband Carl and I have been itching to leave Dartmouth on a long term cruise around the Mediterranean via Paris and the French waterways and today is the start of our long-awaited voyage. Read more

The Dartmouth Dog Walker - August 2013

Summer's Hot Dogs are here... - The Dartmouth Dog Walker by Lesley Scoble-Ash Read more

Dartmouth Dog Walker

For much of last month, the Russian-owned 104’ elegant, all carbon, sailing yacht ‘Shadow’ has graced the Dart Harbour bringing to it a bit of St Tropez glamour. Read more

River Dart

Gig Rowing has exploded in popularity over the last few decades – from a Cornish-only pursuit, there are now Gig Rowing Clubs all over the South West and beyond. But what is a Pilot Gig? Read more

River Dart

On the 16th August, a new book exploring the extraordinary history of Dartmouth is launched. The book is a rich addition to anyone’s coffee table and is researched and authored by Joslin Fiennes about her illustrious international career. Read more

From her studio in the home she shares with her Dartmouth Architect husband Adam and their three young children, Victoria creates Scribble Originals by making a careful line drawing from a child’s original picture. Read more


Keith Pockett will be stepping down as chairman of the Flavel Trust next month, after four years in the post. But his love of the Flavel means he will be staying on as a trustee. Read more


During the Second World War, Dartmouth was the base for the sort of clandestine operations that you would expect to see in a spy novel. Read more

It could only happen on the Dart! A dinghy pulled up with three on board. I went on deck, they cheerfully announced that they were Jehovah’s Witnesses and offered me some leaflets! Read more

There’s not much that will get me in a wetsuit, but in the line of duty and in search of lost youth, I was prepared to don the neoprene horror and head out on the Dart on a paddle board. Read more

Beaches & Sea

Sometimes a place, group or a person can change your life. Judy Lewthwaite and the Strolling Playhouse seemed to provide all three for the young people of Dartmouth for a generation. Read more


The Raleigh Estate is geographically prominent along the shores of the River Dart. It also enjoys important historical links to Dartmouth’s past. It is now a diverse and thriving business under the custodianship of the Green family. Read more

River Dart

In the late 60s there was a feeling that sailing round the world had been ‘done’. All the major ‘records’ had been achieved and there was little hope of engaging the public in a new attempt to sail round the world. Read more

All of the pictures on the View From The Dartmouth Office (a website and regular feature in By The Dart magazine) are taken from Andy’s Above Town flat - which has a panoramic view of the river to die for. Read more


Some familiar Dartmouth faces reminisce memories of their first regattas. Read more

Festivals & Events

To the cognoscenti of the film world, he is the go-to cinematographer for their latest projects and has worked with luminaries such as the Coen Brothers, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Javier Bardem and Daniel Craig. Read more


20 interesting facts you may not know about Dartmouth's Royal Regatta. Read more

Festivals & Events

Nature Notes for August 2013

Although it is only the beginning of August, signs of approaching autumn can already be seen in gardens and hedgerows. Read more

Nature Notes

The Dartmouth Gardener - August 2013

"The Midnight Hour" - The Dartmouth Gardener by Alex Webster Read more

The Dartmouth Gardener