Making Soap in Plymouth

Dr James Gregory, University of Plymouth, May 2020 Plymouth University | Drake Circus | Plymouth PL4 8AA Email James is Associate Professor in modern British History at the University of Plymouth, where he leads the MA programme. The following is the opening section to “Making Soap in Plymouth”, with a link to the full essay,Continue reading “Making Soap in Plymouth”

Devonport Heritage Trail

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter This afternoon we’ll be rounding up a few ‘history highlights’ before we head in to our final Mayflower-400 themed weekend. Devonport, once known as Dock, was one of the original ‘Three Towns’ that amalgamated with Plymouth andContinue reading “Devonport Heritage Trail”

Medieval Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube About 1,000 years ago, medieval England began to prosper. The climate improved, making the growing season longer, with bumper harvests, and the population expanded. Competition for land forced people to start farming on the fringes of the higher moor, like their Bronze Age ancestors. They laid out new fields, sometimes basedContinue reading “Medieval Dartmoor”

The Whitehorse Hill Finds

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter From Neolithic ceremonial sites such as stone circles and stone rows to the large number of Bronze Age hut circles, field systems and burial sites dotted throughout the landscape – there are few other places where theContinue reading “The Whitehorse Hill Finds”

Bronze Age Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube We know that people were visiting Dartmoor to hunt over 10,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until about 4,500 years ago that people began to settle in large numbers to farm the land. These first farmers settled in upland Dartmoor because it would have been more open than the heavilyContinue reading “Bronze Age Dartmoor”

Charles Cross and St Luke’s

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Charles Cross One of the last Gothic churches to be built before the style disappeared, Charles Cross Church is now a well-known landmark, standing in the centre of the Charles Cross roundabout as a monument to theContinue reading “Charles Cross and St Luke’s”

The History of Ford Park Cemetery

Friends of Ford Park Cemetery    Email 01752 665442 Facebook The birth of the cemetery was a troubled one. A group of leading citizens had met as early as August 1842 for the purpose of forming a cemetery company for the towns of Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse. They were deeply concerned at the scandalous state ofContinue reading “The History of Ford Park Cemetery”

Colonel/Professor Krystyn Lach-Szyrma

Stoke Damerel Parish Church Our final article from Tony Barnard of Stoke Damerel Parish Church. Check out his earlier articles for more profiles and insights into the Church and its history. Today’s articles were all adapted from editions of the Church’s magazine, the latest editions of which are available on their website (under Church Magazine)Continue reading “Colonel/Professor Krystyn Lach-Szyrma”