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ISSUE 56: DECEMBER 2013 ReGuLARs


Dart Notes ............................6 What’s On ...........................10 The Flavel .............................22 Around Kingswear .............31 Food & Drink ......................34 Family Favourites ................36 Life Aboard ..........................51 Book Review .......................55 Motoring. ..............................59 Health and Beauty ..............64 Computing ...........................75 Dartmouth Dog Walker ...77 Nature Notes......................79 Gardening ............................81 Tide Predictions .................87 Legal Corner .......................89 Personal Finance .................90 Property View .....................92 Dart Property .....................96 Trades & services .............104 TVFTDO ............................114


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Candlelit Dartmouth.................26 Lights! Candles! Christmas Action! The festive spirit actually lights up when Candlelit Dartmouth’s Festive Weekend arrives in town on December 6th


& 7th Katie Franks & her Alpacas.................28


“It’s about love,” says Katie Franks . “You fall in love with these creatures and just want to get to know them and have more!”


Val Bird.................39 Val Bird is retiring as Secretary of the Dartmouth Food Festival after helping it grow to the success it is today.


Lori Chilton .................43


‘Redemption from Punishment’ - Lori Chilton spent three decades in the Prison service. In 2010, she was nominated for the Cabinet Secretary’s Award for Leadership by her own team.


Ben Perry.................48 The gentlemen’s barber shop in Higher Street has been run for more than a decade by father and son team John and Ben Perry, with Ben at the helm.


Richard Danckwerts.................53


If you have bashed, cut or cracked yourself in the town of Dartmouth in the last twenty years, then there is a good chance you will have come into contact with Richard.


Mark Farries.................69 Fibre optics scientist Mark has been principal of Dart Sail- ability since 2005, the charity that aims to get disabled people out onto the water..


Andras Kaldor.................73


Andras is one of the famous ‘Dartmouth Five’ – the artists based in Dartmouth in the early 1980s who put the town on the artistic map.


Also, Postcard from Leonie (p84), Robert Franks, WWII hero (p70) Next Issue - available from February 28th


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