Drake’s Island

Welcome to Day 6 of this year’s online History Festival! Today we’ll be looking at a variety of Plymouth landmarks, starting with a look at Drake’s Island. First, here’s a clip from episode 3 of the BBC’s ‘Secret Britain’, which includes a peek at the island as it looks today. Taking a step back toContinue reading “Drake’s Island”

Celebrate VE Day 75 at Home

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”

VE75 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Wall of Remembrance

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”