December 2011 Issue


The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the December 2011 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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Taylor’s has been run by Peter Shaw & Pauline Shapland for 12 years, having been founded by Jeremy Taylor in the early 70s. Read more

Food & Drink

By the Dart chatted with Stuart Millard, Manager of Stags Estate Agents. Read more


David Jones of Manna from Devon Cooking School brings us a festive themed Food & Drink this month. Read more

Dr Jim Murray strikes a genial figure as we sit down in his long and lovely office, happily chatting about his children going to University and the work that he and his wife Sue have had done on their beautiful house. Read more


The Dart has always been the home of much wildlife – but little gets residents and visitors more excited than a visit from a Dolphin and one has was frolicking around the harbour in November. Read more

River Dart

With their gold sashes and big friendly smiles, it was not hard to find Clare and Helen, the welcoming committee members of the Dart Valley U3A, at the steps of the Flavel. Read more

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Dartmouth’s Café Alf Resco’s has been recognised by MSN Food – an national food website - as the third best place to have breakfast in the whole UK! Read more

Over the centuries Blackpool Sands has been confronted by two very different threats. Military attack on the one hand – and nature on the other. Read more

Although Kingswear Historians have only been in existence for about eight years, they have produced a number of booklets describing our local history. Read more

Some well known Dartmouth faces share their Christmas experience By The Dart. Read more


The Importance of Independent Financial Advice by Karen Cooper of Chadwick Read more

Business Directory

Dittisham is a wonderful place – for visitors it seems the living embodiment of a simple, peaceful idyll of Devon life. Its name is one of the simplest and yet most wonderful things about it. Read more

The doors at Fresh Dental Care open at 8.30am to greet their first patients of the day. For the dentists at Fresh Dental Care, it’s another round of check ups, treatments and the occasional emergency patient who arrives at the surgery. Read more

Local Services

People can sometimes be defined by their jobs – police officers, doctors, politicians – because of what they do people often make judgements about them or their lives. Read more


Dartmouth Leisure Centre Activities Manager Andy Lawrence takes us through a typical day at the Norton Sports Complex. Read more


Around Kingswear - December 2011

Mike Trevorrow brings By The Dart the latest from Around Kingswear. Read more

Around Kingswear

Personal Finance - December 2011

'A better rate of return without risk?' - Personal Finance by Ian Thomas of Pilot Financial Planning Read more

Personal Finance

The Dartmouth Gardener - December 2011

"'Ere be Monsters" - The Dartmouth Gardener by Alex Webster Read more

The Dartmouth Gardener

Property View - December 2011

New Government Initiative to Kick Start the Market, Property View by Richard Blake. Read more

Property View, By Richard Blake, local estate agent