Week Three Highlights

We can’t believe this year’s extraordinary History Festival is nearly over! Thank you so much for joining in, whether by reading articles, watching videos, scrolling through online exhibitions or commenting and sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter.

This week we started off with a weekend of nautical content and went on to cover such diverse topics as tourism, war and sport. We examined locations like the Breakwater, Royal William Yard, Dartmoor and Plymouth’s churches. Many of you have been in touch to say how much you’ve enjoyed it!

Our favourites from this week included:

On Monday we shared these fantastic vintage posters from past days of Plymouth’s tourism. These stylish images paint an idealised view of familiar landmarks, and remind us of a time when train holidays in Britain were popular.

On Tuesday we were shocked by Fred Crisp’s powerful photographs, taken of the devastation the city endured during the Blitz while it was in progress.

And finally, going back further in time than we’ve been so far, today we published Dartmoor National Park’s account of Dartmoor’s Bronze Age history. In it you can enjoy some of their wonderful videos and learning resources.

Our final quiz of the festival is now out, and you’ll be able to find it and all our previous quiz questions on the site for some time to come, so you can keep on testing yourself and your family and friends about Plymouth’s past.

We are about to start our final weekend, and we have loads of great articles, exhibitions and other features dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. Keep letting us know how you’re enjoying the festival via Facebook and Twitter, and have a great weekend!

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