Dartmouth and Kingswear Society

Aims of the Society

The Dartmouth and Kingswear Society is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the historic town of Dartmouth and the villages of Kingswear, Blackawton, Dittisham, Stoke Fleming and Strete, the River Dart and the neighbouring coastline and countryside of the county of Devon, UK.

The concerns of the Society include the preservation and conservation of both the architecture and form of the built environment and the natural beauty of the district together with the maintenance of a viable local economy in keeping with the character and history of the area.

A report on the most recent D and K Society event appears below.

Winter Market Day Lunch on Friday 8th February, 2019

Members at WMDL 2019

Members of the Dartmouth and Kingswear Society enjoyed their annual Winter Market Day Lunch at the Dart Marina Hotel on Friday 8th February. Following lunch in the hotel dining room, over-looking the river, Chairman Robert Brooke welcomed those present and gave a brief up-date on the committee’s current activities. As well as continued monitoring of planning applications affecting the area, the Society was hoping to be actively involved, with Dartmouth Town Council, in the development of Dartmouth’s Neighbourhood Plan, which was essential if residents were to have any control over the future shape of Dartmouth. The Society was also liaising with the local action group regarding the future of health and welfare provision for Dartmouth and the surrounding area. Members were invited to contribute to a forthcoming publication by the Dartmouth History Research Group marking 70 years since D Day – any memories of that time would be appreciated. Finally, the Chairman invited all members to keep the committee informed of any concerns where it was felt the Society could be of help. Lady Newman then drew the first raffle ticket and finally our President Sir Geoffrey Newman drew the Market Day Lunch to a close by encouraging all members to attend and support future events, particularly the AGM on 26th March 2019 when the Society would be celebrating its 60th Anniversary.