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Dartmouth History

Dartmouth is rich in history from the middle ages to modern times. The following are just a selection of the many articles about local hisory published by By The Dart magazine since 2008. Click on 'View All Articles' to see a fuller list of articles.

A short but comprehensive guide to the history of Dartmouth - provided by the Dartmouth History Group. Read more

Local History

A short but comprehensive guide to the history of Dartmouth - provided by the Dartmouth History Group. Read more

Local History

A short but comprehensive guide to the history of Dartmouth - provided by the Dartmouth History Group. Read more

Local History

Dartmouth has always been a port – and at times a rough and ready one. It has seen armies, navies and spies but in 1919 it had never seen a trial for murder in modern times. Read more

Local History

In 1906, Dartmouth Borough Council was involved in an event for which there is only one word: tragedy. Read more

Local History

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. Read more

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Near to Slapton Sands stands a Sherman Tank that was sunk in action and has now been recovered. Read more

Castles & Historic Places

In 1620 a very special pair of ships visited Dartmouth for a few short days. These ships linked the town and the river Dart forever to the creation of one of the world’s greatest superpowers, America. Read more

Local History

The railway to Kingswear is one of the area’s most attractive day’s out for many visitors. More than a million people use it every year, perhaps because of the dramatic and beautiful views that greet travellers as they chug from Churston to Kinsgwear Read more

About D'mouth

Sometimes something is important enough to have an argument over. In Dartmouth, very few things have caused as much argument as the building of the Embankment in the 19th Century. Read more

Adventurers and round-the-world yachtsman have, in recent times, often chosen Dartmouth as the place to start from because of the beauty of the town, its naval heritage and the safety of the town’s harbour. Read more

Lt. Commander Arthur Leyland Harrison VC (1886-1918). Locally born and a graduate of the BRNC he received the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in WW1. Read more

Local History

Angela White and Brian Langworthy, designer and curator of Dartmouth Museum, are a formidable team. With a team of volunteers and fundraisers behind them they have transformed Dartmouth Museum over the last six years. Read more

About D'mouth

The story of officer training and education in the Royal Navy is the story of Britain. At the turn of the last century Britain was at the height of her power. Read more

Dartmouth was at the centre of the titanic struggle for the South West during the Civil War – and the town, its topography and the weather combined to significantly change the direction of this War. Read more

It was once said of Dartmouth that it was a town in which the spirit of discord seemed to rule. In 1903, it was no surprise that even sporting clubs were fighting among themselves. Read more

Dartmouth’s councillors and residents thought winning the right to host ‘It’s a Knockout’ would be great publicity for the town in 1981; it turned into the most amazing story of triumph over adversity. Read more

Looking at the stories which made the headlines you can see straight away what a different place the world was: the Cuban Missile crisis took place, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and four lads from Liverpool released a song called Love Me Do. Read more