July 2013 issue

Latest Issue July 2013

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the July 2013 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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CLASSIC yacht broker Peter Gregson has amassed a mind-boggling wealth of knowledge about traditional wooden boats since he plunged headlong into the deep end and bought a 97-foot Spanish schooner. Read more


In 1620 a very special pair of ships visited Dartmouth for a few short days. These ships linked the town and the river Dart forever to the creation of one of the world’s greatest superpowers, America. Read more

Local History

Peter Alcroft, the new Head Chef at Dart Marina Hotel, chats to By the Dart Read more

Food & Drink

Readers may already have noticed the refurbishment that has taken place in recent months of industrial units around Collingwood Road (opposite RGC and adjacent to Howdens). Read more

Business Directory

With summer holidays approaching, it’s always good to have a list of “can-dos” or “don’t- misses” in your diary so we thought we’d have a quick run through of foodie events this summer. Read more

Food & Drink

Born in east London in 1908, Terrence Kitcat came to Dartmouth as a cadet at the Britannia Royal Naval College, before becoming a midshipman in 1924. He took the role of navigator on submarines, in a time when entering a submarine was immensely brave Read more

the team behind the Stoke Lodge Hotel in Stoke Fleming (Chris & Steve Mayer) have relaunched the old ‘Jan & Freddies’ on Fairfax Place as the ‘Simply Fairfax Brasserie”. Read more

Food & Drink

We had just retired and thought “Oh, let’s live on a boat, why not? After all it’s just a house that floats, isn’t it!” Read more

A visit from a Russian warship to Dartmouth in the early 1990s was hugely significant. But political chaos at home possibly contributed to the idiosyncratic and lovable behaviour of the sailors on their first visit to the West. Read more

Dartmouth Shotokan Karate Club started in 1974 when Pete Atkins, who was then a member of Torbay Karate Club, persuaded its instructor, Bob Davies (now 3rd Dan) to open a Club at Dartmouth Secondary Modern School in Victoria Road. Read more

Clubs & Societies

For the last thirty years, Paul & Tina Riley of Coombe Farm Studios have provided the premier place in the South Hams for people to hone and nurture their artistic flair. Read more

This time of year our thoughts turn to perhaps taking a short break to a holiday cottage somewhere picturesque in the UK, but have you ever thought of owning and letting your own holiday home? Read more

Local Services

For the majority of holiday makers heading down to a cottage in South Devon, this is something they have been excitedly anticipating for months. Read more

For Visitors

The Dartmouth Dog Walker - July 2013

Back in the old (brilliant) routine - The Dartmouth Dog Walker by Lesley Scoble-Ash Read more

Dartmouth Dog Walker

By the Dart met Jessica who is the new Chairman of the Dartmouth Orchestral Society, often referred to as DOS. Read more


Jane Chaplain is Dartmouth Sainsbury’s current Apprentice – taking part in a six-month training programme to help her build her skills and career. Read more


Simon Niblett has been a professional photographer, cameraman and director of photography for 30 years, he talks us through the numerous mountains scaled; war and disaster zones entered and even boy band's he's joined on tour. Read more

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If the month of July is anything like May and June then we are in for a fantastic summer... long balmy days and plenty of sun cream! Read more

"Feels Like Summer", The Dartmouth Gardener by Alex Webster. July 2013 Read more