October 2009 Issue

October 2009 The Dart Front Cover

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

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The Sharpham estate is a thousand year old farm consisting of five hundred acres owned by the Sharpham Trust, a registered charity. The house, designed in 1770 by Sir Robert Taylor, overlooks the vineyard and wooded slopes above the River Dart. Read more

“I love this place – it has brought something special to Dartmouth that didn’t exist before, a focus for leisure and entertainment and is the core of arts for the surrounding area. I am proud to be involved.” - Keith Pockett on of the Flavel Centre, Read more

Clubs & Societies

By The Dart met the avuncular Tim Hailstone at the Castle Tea Rooms perched high above the Dart Estuary. It’s a great place to while away some time and indeed we happily chatted about publishing and our respective histories in the industry. Read more


Kingswear resident, Les Veale, has launched himself into a new career as a songwriter, inspired by his surroundings Read more

Famous Sons & Daughters No.5: Humprey Gilbert. Born on the River Dart, Humphrey Gilbert was the navigator, soldier and explorer half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh – an intelligent and bloodthirsty knight. Read more

Local History

Those readers who are residents in Kingswear or regularly pass through the village to the Lower Ferry, can’t have failed to notice that there’s been much building work taking place at Kaywana Hall, which ‘lurks’ mysteriously in the woods. Read more


A chat with Ray Bridges, retiring chairman of the Flavel Trust. Read more


Peter Lucas chats to us about his Lifeboat, Duke of Cornwall. Read more

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