September 2010 Issue

September 2010 The Dart Front Cover

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

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Stoke Fleming Bowling Club enjoys a long history which started on the evening of 17th May 1917 when the Rev. A W Smyth invited Messrs Knapman, Bryant, Issell, Martin and Burgoyne to play bowls on the upper lawn of the Rectory. Read more

Clubs & Societies

Keith Eames, Cabinet Maker, Furniture Restorer and Maker of Sash Windows, chats to By the Dart about his job. Read more


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Stoke Fleming’s village inn is the Green Dragon in Church Street, bursting with character, stocked with delicious real ales and fine wines, and for the past 17 years the domain of gregarious hosts Peter and Alix Crowther. Read more

Food & Drink

It’s been a busy summer at the Stoke Lodge Hotel – too busy for the Mayer family to celebrate 30 years of running the popular country retreat. Read more

Rector of The United Benefice of Stoke Fleming, Blackawton and Strete. Read more


There was a time when all villages had their own filling station. These days they are increasingly rare, but the Premier Garage in Stoke Fleming continues to thrive under the management of husband and wife team David and Alison Clark. Read more

Margaret Skipp believes in living life to the full, travelling the world and immersing herself in Dartmouth life, always with a laugh and infectious enthusiasm. Read more


Dave Ridalls, owner of Saltwind, chats to By the Dart. Read more


Just before the Regatta, Henry Bomby arrived back in Dartmouth after his anti-clockwise circumnavigation of Britain in his boat ‘The Seahorse’, a trip of 1,500 miles over two months. He spoke to By The Dart about his great adventure. Read more


Famous Sons and Daughters No.15: John Davis (1543 - 1605). A true adventurer and explorer of Elizabethan times with close connections to Sir Walter Raleigh. Read more

Local History

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Jonathan Dimbleby is patron of the South Devon AONB 50th Anniversary year. Read more