How many Plymouth places did you find in Devon Family History Society’s fiendish wordsearch? All the answers are highlighted here: A DEVON PORTRAIT Outside the big stone house, a sign depicting a bull pointed me to the butcher’s shop within. Should I have beef for dinner, or turkey, ham? It must be fresh, as hamContinue reading “Friday Quiz 1 Answers”
Recently referenced by HM the Queen in her address to the nation, Vera Lynn’s famous song came to define the spirit of wartime after it was released in 1939. From 8pm this evening, BBC One will broadcast ‘VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration’. Presented by Sophie Raworth, it will feature a range of entertainers includingContinue reading “We’ll Meet Again”
Welcome to a regular feature of Plymouth History Festival 2020 – the Friday Quiz! Challenge yourself and your friends and see who gets the highest score, with fiendish questions and challenges posed by our contributors. Questions will be put out on a Friday evening, with the answers coming out the following morning at 10am. OurContinue reading “Friday Quiz! 1”
The Box, Plymouth The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter VE Day, on 8 May 1945, was a true moment in history. For many, it meant the end to a global conflict that had taken millions of lives and torn apart cities, communities and homes. AlthoughContinue reading “VE Day in Plymouth Pictures”
With large commemoration events across the country cancelled due to coronavirus, Plymouth City Council is encouraging people to commemorate this significant anniversary at home instead. It’s a chance for us all to give thanks to and remember those who lost their lives during the war, and to reflect on the past. Plymouth was heavily damagedContinue reading “Celebrate VE Day 75 at Home”
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Twitter Facebook Youtube The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launched an online Wall of Remembrance to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars, to encourage the public to make their own VE Day tribute from their homes. On 8 May 1945, Nazi Germany formally surrendered, ending theContinue reading “VE75 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Wall of Remembrance”
And so it begins… Welcome to this year’s Plymouth History Festival. This year is very different to others due to the ongoing health situation, but we hope you’ll follow us and enjoy the content we’ll be releasing every day for the next 24 days. One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that the festivalContinue reading “Welcome”
Welcome to Plymouth History Festival’s 2020 blog, which will soon be teeming with fascinating local history content! Return to this page from 8 May and join us to celebrate the rich heritage of the city.