December 2014 issue

December 2014 Front Cover

In January 1943, at a dark point in the war, a group of men arrived in Dart Harbour determined to do all they could to fight the powers of Nazism: the Free French. Read more


The first time Tony and Gordon saw Kaywana Hall they fell in love with the place. Ten years and a total rebuild later, the couple now run a luxury B&B from the stunning Kingswear residence and are very happy there. Read more

Property View - December 2014

'Quiet Times Ahead - For Now' - Property View by Richard Blake, Local Estate Agent Read more

Property View, By Richard Blake, local estate agent

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Nature Notes - December 2014

Pick a pretty berry - berries play a significant role in nourishing birds throughout the autumn and winter. Read more

Nature Notes

Personal Finance - December 2014

"Pensions Flexibility - New Opportunities" - Personal Finance by Ian Thomas of Pilot Financial Planning Read more

Personal Finance

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Health & Beauty - December 2014

'Ding dong - Health & Beauty by Rowena Kitchen Read more

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Family Favourites - December 2014. Dartmoor, Hound Tor, Lettreboxing, Geocahing, Church Services at Christmas Read more

The Dartmouth Gardener - December 2014

"Reach out I’ll be there" - The Dartmouth Gardener by Alex Webster Read more

The Dartmouth Gardener

Garden Design - December 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas - Garden Design by Colette Charsley Read more

Colette Charsley

Around Kingswear - December 2014

Mike Trevorrow brings us the latest from Around Kingswear. Read more

Around Kingswear


Postcard from Leonie December 2014

Postcard from Leonie - December 2014 Read more

Is it boats or me? I don’t seem able to function sensibly ashore any more. Read more



Website Commemorating Dartmouth’s Great War Fallen

Dartmouth residents Gail Ham and Phil McConnell have launched a new website commemorating the men of Dartmouth and surrounding areas who died as a result of their service to their country during or shortly after, the First World War. Read more

Local History

Michael and Louisa Smith, and Lee Porter, opened the first Venus Café on March 24th, 1995, at Blackpool Sands. The company now has six cafés, a wedding licence and hosts many parties. Read more

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John Dietz - bell ringer Read more

Mark Oakshott has been at the helm of Kingswear Primary School for over ten years. Read more

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Ian Nuttall, retired teacher, former England squash player and charity fund raiser Read more


May 5th 2015 marks Colin and Heather Lang’s ten-year anniversary as landlords of the Ship Inn, Kingswear. Read more