October/November 2012 Issue

BTD Oct 2012 front cover

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

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Strete © Nick Shepherd

Strete - that stunning village along the A379 - gets its name from the Anglo Saxon word “Straet”, which is itself derived from the Latin ‘Via Strata’ meaning a paved road. Read more

2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Dartmouth Food Festival and the organising team have been celebrating that milestone by organising a great programme of events for 2012. Read more

Food & Drink

The bells of St Saviour’s and St Petrox churches in Dartmouth have been a constant presence in the town for hundreds of years. Read more

Castles & Historic Places

In the whole hour I’m with Lizzie she doesn’t stop smiling – she clearly loves her job and people in general. Her zeal for Dartmouth is all the more fervent because she is not originally from the town. Read more


Dartmouth is a town which has never had more than 7,000 inhabitants – and yet at one point it had four Church of England churches – not to mention the Catholic, Methodist and Baptist places of worship. Read more

Things to Do

It was once said of Dartmouth that it was a town in which the spirit of discord seemed to rule. In 1903, it was no surprise that even sporting clubs were fighting among themselves. Read more

Dartmouth Caring is selling cards featuring an exclusive design by internationally renowned artist Simon Drew Read more

Local Services

David Merriman looks flattered but embarrassed when I comment that his attitude to his diagnosis of Parkinsons is both positive and inspirational: “Most days I’m positive, but it’s very hard sometimes.” Read more


Dartmouth’s councillors and residents thought winning the right to host ‘It’s a Knockout’ would be great publicity for the town in 1981; it turned into the most amazing story of triumph over adversity. Read more

Kevin Matthews talked to By the Dart about his Olympic Experience as a physiotherapist in Weymouth and Portland for the sailing events. Read more


The number of students from Dartmouth Academy achieving the key benchmark of five or more A* - C GCSE grades rose to 93 per cent in 2012 , up from 68 per cent in 2011: a 25 per cent increase. Read more

Local Services

Dartmouth Academy’s Head of English has had an interesting journey to become an inspirational teacher: investment banking to marketing executive and then to head of English at Prince Charles’ school via Spain and a teacher training year in London. Read more


Jet-setting around the world and rubbing shoulders with A-list film stars was all in day’s work for Dartmouth couple BosIe and Felicity Vine-Miller. Read more


Liz is probably best known for her local fundraising efforts for terminally ill children, helping to raise more than £400,000 during the 21 years she spent leading the Dartmouth and District Friends of the Children’s Hospice South West. Read more

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Personal Finance - October 2012

'Invest, don't speculate!' - Financial Planning by Ian Thomas of Pilot Financial Planning Read more

Personal Finance

Health & Beauty - October 2012

'Diva Fever' - Health & Beauty by Rowena Kitchen Read more

Health & Beauty

Nature Notes - October/November 2012

As this appalling summer finally draws to a close, we can reflect on the fact that its impact will probably be felt again next summer in reduced numbers of insects.. Read more

Nature Notes

“BEEP..BEEP..BEEP------BEEP..BEEP..BEEP” News from the Dart Lifeboat by Bob Clements Read more

Beaches & Sea

Garden Design - October 2012

"Look Beyond The Flowers" Garden Design By Colette Charsley - October/November 2012 Read more

Colette Charsley

The Dartmouth Gardener - October/November 2012

"California Dreaming" - The Dartmouth Gardener by Alex Webster Read more

The Dartmouth Gardener