July 2009 Issue

July 2009 The Dart Front Cover

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the July 2009 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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An insight into the working lives of local personalities who work on the Dart. Read more

River Dart

Dartmouth in the 1200s

© Dartmouth Museum

Did you know...that a few hundred years ago just about everything that is currently on flat ground in Dartmouth would have been under water? Read more

By The Dart catches up with Richard Seton, Owner of Dart Marina Hotel and The Higher Ferry in this months Dartmouth Connections. Read more


Dartmouth Art Society recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. There had been an Art Society in Dartmouth before 1984 but it disbanded to a lack of volunteers to be on the committee. In 1984 three previous members advertised Read more

Up until some 800 years ago the hamlets of Clifton and Hardness - which included today’s Ridge Hill - were separated by water up what is now Victoria Road to the Ford. During the 13th Century a Foss or barrier was built - today's Foss Street. Read more

River Dart

John Hansell

© Anthony Waring

...but why did the subjects of the pictures, all over the age of 50 in this image conscious age, say yes to getting naked? Christian Mackintosh chats to them to find out… Read more

Clubs & Societies

Situated on one of the most rugged and exposed peninsulas in the English Channel, Start Point lighthouse has shone for the benefit of seafarers for over 173 years. Read more

Things to Do

Don Collinson from Kingswear is well-known locally as the author of The Chronicles of Dartmouth, the definitive history of the town between 1854 and 1954. Read more

For the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway, which also owns the Riverlink boats and the River Dart passenger ferry, and of which Andrew Pooley is the General Manager, this year’s summer season has started with a bang! Read more


Famous Sons & Daughters No.2: Christopher Milne found fame as the inspiration for Christoper Robin in his father's stories of Winnie the Pooh. Tired of the attention, he escaped to Dartmouth.. Read more

Local History

Dr Tony Anderson chats to By the Dart. Read more