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July 2010 Issue

July 2010 By The Dart Front Cover

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the July 2010 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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It doesn’t matter if you are a first time visitor to this area or have lived here all your life, the River Dart is a life force flowing through our community that, glimpsed, sailed or gazed upon, nourishes the soul with its sheer beauty. Read more

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A group of friends, being in high spirits and of a like mind, thought it would be an excellent notion, and a lot of fun, to put on an outdoor Shakespearean production at Dartmouth Castle. Had they but known what this simple idea would lead to... Read more

Mike and his wife Babs founded Caterfood in 1970, and from humble beginnings in the old Walls depot in Manor Road, Torquay, the company now runs 47 vehicles from new headquarters in Yalberton. Read more

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There can be few things more joyous on a summer’s day than zipping through the Devon lanes in an open-top car – and when that car is a 1929 Ford Model A the fun is even greater! Read more

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When it comes to local councillors, Jonathan Hawkins is something of a whippersnapper. He’s chairman of Kingswear Parish Council, on the South Hams District Council Executive, and he’s the vice chairman of Devon County Council. Read more

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This popular village shop is packed with everything you could need and all of it beautifully arranged, neat and tidy, and so clean. Read more

The Manna From Devon cookery school aims to banish fear of food and cooking anxiety with its relaxed cookery courses, where the main ingredients are stress-free fun, humour, wholesome recipes and superb flavours. Read more

A brief chat with Colin Lang, landlord of the popular pub in Kingswear, The Ship Inn. Read more

Caroline Haddock is a beef, sheep and arable farmer who, with her husband Richard, runs three farms in the countryside surrounding Kingswear – at Colleton Barton, Lupton and Churston. Read more

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Famous Sons and Daughters No 13 - William Cumming Henley (1860-1919) - A man with a voracious thirst for knowledge, who sought to understand the world around him... Read more

Local History

Dartington Hall is not only the largest medieval house built in the west of England but is unusual for its time in never having any protective fortification. Read more

Castles & Historic Places

Sarah Wollaston

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Sarah Wollaston, our newly elected Member of Parliament, visited the By The Dart offices last month to give her first impressions of becoming an MP and of the Houses of Parliament, just 5 weeks since the general election. Read more

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Godfrey Tall describes himself as Dartmouth through-and-through. Born and brought up here, he followed the railways to London and the Midlands, but is now back in the town he always thought of as home. Read more

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Dartmouth’s New Mayor Richard Rendle MBE on His Hopes For The Future. Read more

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Robert Seymour, head of the eponymous Robert Seymour & Associates, is one of Dartmouth’s better-known architects. Read more

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A group of friends, being in high spirits and of a like mind, thought it would be an excellent notion, and a lot of fun, to put on an outdoor Shakespearean production at Dartmouth Castle. Had they but known what this simple idea would lead to... Read more

With ships seemingly getting ever larger we thought we should find out what repercussions that poses for Dart Harbour Authority. Read more

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