Saturday 21 May 2022

Plymouth Community Heritage Network Presents
Our Ocean City, Stories and Sounds of the Sea’
The Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
£5. Advance booking is essential

This special event, organised by the Plymouth Octopus Project’s Community Heritage Network, in partnership with the Old Plymouth Society and Devon Family History Society, celebrates Plymouth’s maritime links and features talks from:

Rod Boswell – Made on Dartmoor, forged in the Artic, the men of the Falklands Campaign1982
Graham Naylor – Brothers of the Breakwater
Catherine Gillespie & Bob King – Drake’s Island
Martin Read – Commercial Wharf Dig
Ian Hodgins – Watery Graves

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Active Archives Workshop: Reading Old Handwriting
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Free. Advance booking is essential

Are you having trouble reading old documents such as census records or wills? Our practical workshop led by archivist Claire Skinner will give you some useful hints and tips to make reading old handwriting easier, and point you towards useful websites and books to develop your skills.

Find out more here.

Spring 2022 Exhibitions and Galleries
10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Free. Donations welcome. No need to book

Local and maritime history, natural history, film, photography and archives….. Craft, sculpture, contemporary art inspired by historic objects, social history, fine art, fashion and textiles….. There’s plenty to see and enjoy in The Box’s permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions this May.

Find out more here.

Plympton History Week
11.00am – 4.00pm
Plympton Priory Site PL7 1QW
Free Entry.

Join Age of Chivalry as we honour Plympton and Plymouth’s Medieval History Tales of the Black Prince.  Talk to the Prince, his Knights and Ladies about their preparing for Prince Edward’s campaigns in France from Plympton Priory. A small foot tournament with 4 knights will be held each day at 3pm. Contact Tel: 07769 688122 or 07883 011539

Plympton History Week
11.30am – 2.30pm
Plympton and District Civic Society, Harewood House, Ridgeway, Plympton PL7 2AS
Free Entry. Refreshments available

The Plympton Heritage Room will be open to visitors. For more information please email Tel: 07769 688122 or 07883 011539

Crossings Between Plymouth and Saltash
In association with the Plymouth Historical Association and Bridging the Tamar
Meet at the amphitheatre area in the Tamar Bridge car park, Pemros Road, Plymouth PL5 1LP
Free. Donations to Tamar Valley TLC welcome. Advance booking is essential

Enjoy a guided walk led by Les Deering (Heritage Guide, Tamar AONB and Bridge Ambassador at Bridging the Tamar) and get a chance to look around the Visitor Centre afterwards.

In addition to parking at the Bridge car park it should also be possible to park in Saltash and walk over the Bridge, or park in Pemros Road, or Normandy Way/Admiralty Road.

There are frequent buses to top of Pemros Road: 2, 2A, 5A, 11, 72. Book via 01503 230106 or Places are limited but children and adults are both welcome.

Murder, Mystery, Mayhem Exhibition
Visitor Centre, Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth PL4 6NT
Free. Donations welcome. No need to book

An exhibition telling the stories of the some of the residents of the cemetery who met grisly ends.

Stories included the death of a sea captain at the hands of his crew, the murder of a young girl by her jealous boyfriend, the execution of a soldier by the IRA, policemen who died in the course of carrying out their duty, a whole family who perished in a horrific fire and the poisoning of a young woman through the ingestion of strychnine.

Plympton History Week
Plympton and District Civic Society, Lutheran Church, Larkham Lane PL7 4PG
Free Entry.
Refreshments available.
“An apple for the Teacher” A piece of Plympton’s history in words and music by Sylvia Guthrig. Further Details/Booking – 01752 337011

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