May/June 2012 issue

 BTD May 2012 Front Cover

The following articles are just a selection of those that appeared in the May/June 2012 issue of By The Dart magazine (see cover opposite).

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Phil Scoble sits down with local Magistrate, Pam Braakenburg. Read more


Dartmouth’s ‘Ship on the Hill’ was home to the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Dartmouth for fifty three years – and its presence was a source of pride for the town. Read more

New Dartmouth and District Indoor Swimming Pool Trustees David Shaw and Ray Bridges sit surveying the land that will hold the new Dartmouth Swimming Pool. Read more


It took a team of dedicated amateur archaeologists led by a local historian sleuth just six weeks to uncover the mystery behind the human bones that had lain buried in the garden of Heather Robinson’s Dartmouth home for more than 300 years. Read more

A Jubilee Special Edition of Food & Drink with David Jone from Manna from Devon Cooking School. Read more

Dartmouth has a stronger connection than most with our long-lived monarch – a connection that started in 1939 when Princess Elizabeth first visited with her father George V, the Queen and her younger sister Margaret in that year . Read more

Townstal’s thriving community hall has gone from strength to strength since it opened in 2004, with events taking place in the buzzing centre nearly every night of the week. Read more

Local Services

Traditional street parties, village hall shindigs, special church services, lit beacons and an impressive river pageant are just some of the vibrant festivities being held in Dartmouth and Kingswear to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Read more

Festivals & Events

The Dart is an estuary – a place where a fresh water river flows into a tidal inlet. This means fresh and salt water are mixing together, which ensures a high level of nutrients are present in the water, one of the main reasons for the rich ecology. Read more

River Dart

Kingswear sits on the east bank of the River Dart (the 'sunny side"!) opposite Dartmouth boasting a long and important history. Read more

Bartons Solicitors have recently expanded their family law department with the appointment of Tracie Lange. Read more

Local Services

Retired Exeter Cathedral School Headmaster, Chris Helyer talks about his charity work with schools in the Eastern Cape, South Africa's poorest province. Read more

Three hundred years ago a man from Dartmouth invented a machine that changed the world – but virtually no one knows his name. The people of Dartmouth this year are determined to change that. Read more

To ask the questions “who lived in Dartmouth in Pre-history” and “what was their life like” is difficult – because it has to be pieced together to create a general picture. Read more

Farmer Jilly Rowden talks to By The Dart Read more


Phil Scoble talks to Nick Shepherd; professional photographer and By The Dart contributor. Read more


By The Dart catch up with star of BBC's Fisherman's Apprentice', Monty Hall. Read more


Health & Beauty - May 2012

Ready Steady Go - Health & Beauty by Rowena Kitchen Read more

Health & Beauty

Getting fit in the countryside is free. Fresh air, sunlight, a sense of freedom, seeing wildlife and getting away from the TV, are all advantages of exercising outdoors. Read more

Walking & Outdoors

Nature Notes May/June 2012

The Red Kite is a medium to large, long-winged and long-tailed bird of prey that is, thanks to re-introductions, spreading across the country. Read more

Nature Notes