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Plaque to recognise - On this site stood the Guildhall for nearly 400 years until pulled down in 1864. It was formerly the house of John Hawley (1340-1408) Fourteen times mayor, and builder of Dartmouth's first castle. He was buried under the Chancel in St. Saviour's Church where his brass lies

Newcomen Road, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

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In 1951 The Harbour Bookshop was opened in this building by Christopher Milne (1920-1996) son of A.A.Milne who portrayed him in the Christopher Robin poems and stories. In 1959, he founded the Dartmouth and Kingswear Society

Harbour Bookshop, Newcomen Rd, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

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John davis plaque in dartmouth
Born at Sandridge on the Dart, he made three Arctic voyages in 1585/7 to find a north-west passage to China, and discovered the Davis Strait. John Davis 1550-1605 He invented the Davis quadrant and backstaff. He sighted the Falkland Islands in 1592. Later he was pilot to the East India Co. and in 1605 he was killed by pirates off Sumatra.

South Embankment, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

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Born at Greenway on the Dart, he became a courtier in Queen Elizabeth I's reign and served in France and Ireland. In 1566 he wrote a discourse promoting a north-west passage to China. Sir Humphrey Gilbert 1539-1583 In 1583 he colonised Newfoundland thus founding Britian's Overseas Empire. He was later lost at sea crying out "We are as near to heaven by sea as by land"

Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

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Awarded: 1866: the Gold Albert Medal, 1881: the RNLI highest award, 1887: posthumously, the Swedish Gold Medal, for saving over 450 lives at sea off Bombay, Milford Haven and Corsica. Samuel Lake 1842-1887 He pioneered Britain's first steam trawlers and pre-formed poured-concrete houses. He was a town councillor and advanced Dartmouth's bunkering trade. He planned and promoted this fine Embankment.

South Embankment, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

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The birthplace of the Atmospheric Steam Pump Engine Here stood the workshop of Thomas Newcomen Engineer (1663/4-1729) who first drove a piston through the agency of steam and created the world's first steam engine From 1712 this was used to pump water from the mines and so advance the Industrial Revolution

Lower Street, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

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