Dartmouth and Kingswear Society



BRNC from Kingswear Banjo
Royal Avenue Gardens in Spring

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.

Classic Gaffer near Dittisham
Kingswear from Dartmouth
The Kingswear Daymark
The Summer Party at Riversbridge

The Summer Party at Riversbridge

Dartmouth and Kingswear Society members and friends enjoyed their annual summer party at Michael Sutton’s Cellar, Riversbridge, on the evening of Friday 25th June. Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Blackpool Valley, and on a lovely warm evening, drinks were served outside before moving into the covered courtyard to a delicious buffet supper prepared for us by Dartmouth Fine Foods. Chairman Robert Brooke welcomed those present and towards the end of a delightful evening our President, Sir Geoffrey Newman, drew the first raffle ticket before sending us on our way home driving carefully along the narrow lanes towards Dartmouth and elsewhere.