February 2010 Issue

Famous Sons & Daughters No.8: Thomas Newcomen (1663 - 1729). One of the worlds most important and significant inventors, born in Dartmouth in 1664 Thomas Newcomen invented the world’s first steam engine in 1712. Read more

Local History

With The Seahorse coming up for its 2nd birthday, David Jones caught up with Mitch Tonks to see what's new and check out his plans for the future. They met at the Royal Castle after a lunchtime service for 42 – not bad for January Read more

Food & Drink

Walter Fleet hated history at school – some admission from the man who is the chairman of the Dartmouth History and Research Group! Read more


Keith Bailey chats to us about owning a business in Dartmouth and what it is to be part of the community. Read more


A simple system of cues which totally clarify lipreading for deaf children and adults. Read more

Clubs & Societies

In November 12th, a fairly major piece of legislation that will affect our coasts hugely over the next few years and beyond, received Royal Assent and passed from Bill to Act with hardly a whisper - the “Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009”. Read more

River Dart

Joan Coaker, President of the Old Dartmouthians Association Ladies Section, reminisces on her memories of Dartmouth. Read more


Maria Johnson talks to By The Dart about her job as the longest serving Librarian at Dartmouth Library. Read more


Paul is the architect behind a number of incredibly significant projects that have brought big changes to life on the Dart – not least the Flavel, Dartmouth’s vibrant arts and community hub. Read more