Plymouth History Festival 2020 – Week Three Summary

The third and final week of the Festival began with VisitEngland‘s virtual English Tourism Week, giving us a great chance to show off Plymouth’s historical holiday destinations.

We then moved on to war and conflict – geographically, economically and socially shaping Plymouth throughout its history. From photos taken during the blitz to a personal account of a Polish refugee, we were given a unique insight into how the city’s inhabitants were affected in both World Wars.

Over the course of the week we saw some fascinating profiles of local houses, churches and landmarks like the Breakwater and Royal William Yard. We were also treated to profiles of the city’s sporting heroes and institutions.

Action from Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town, 1952. Image courtesy of The Box, Plymouth © Mirrorpics

Finally we stepped out a little further into Devon to examine Dartmoor, and its importance to Plymouth via Drakes Leat. With the festival almost over, we had some fun with the weekly quiz in preparation for the big Mayflower weekend to follow.

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