Plymouth 1620: The Place, the People, the Evidence

Plymouth 1620 Email Facebook Twitter To mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, Plymouth Archaeology Society with support from The National Heritage Lottery and Mayflower 400, have launched an exciting new project entitled ‘Plymouth 1620: the place, the people, the evidence’. The project invites all Plymouth local history groups and enthusiasts to research and share what life was like across Plymouth in the 1600s.  What do youContinue reading “Plymouth 1620: The Place, the People, the Evidence”

Group Profile: Old Plymouth Society

Old Plymouth Society Email 01752 227992 Old Plymouth Society began in the 1930s to save some buildings on the Barbican from being demolished, the first being The Elizabethan House. After the war, many other important buildings were bought and to this day are managed by The Plymouth Barbican Trust. In 1992, the Society chose differentContinue reading “Group Profile: Old Plymouth Society”

Group Profile: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Twitter Facebook Youtube The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten. The organisation was established as the Imperial War Graves Commission by Royal Charter inContinue reading “Group Profile: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission”

Group Profile: Maker Memories

Maker Memories Facebook Twitter Maker Heights has a long and interesting history. Many people from Plymouth remember going there as children for holidays at Maker Camp, as part of a scheme originally set up by Nancy Astor and her Virginia House Settlement in the 1920s for ‘deprived city children’. Astor became the first woman toContinue reading “Group Profile: Maker Memories”

Group Profile: Devonport Naval Heritage Centre

Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Vivid Approach | Off Granby Way | Devonport | Plymouth PL1 4RW | 01752 552326 Facebook The Devonport Naval Heritage Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and has existed in various locations. It originated ‘behind the wire’ of the dockyard and was established by a former naval person. The originalContinue reading “Group Profile: Devonport Naval Heritage Centre”

Group Profile: Ford Park Cemetery

Ford Park Cemetery    Email 01752 665442 Facebook Ford Park Cemetery Trust was formed in 2000 when the original Plymouth, Devonport & Stonehouse Cemetery went into administration. At that time the cemetery grounds were in a poor state of repair as was the Victorian Chapel. The grounds have been cleared of unwanted growth and theContinue reading “Group Profile: Ford Park Cemetery”

Plymouth After Dark

Plymouth After Dark Email Facebook ‘Plymouth After Dark’ is an outreach project currently running in the city and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It’s exploring the range of activities that take place across Plymouth at night with the aim of capturing peoples’ stories and memories, collecting objects and memorabilia and commissioning new work.Continue reading “Plymouth After Dark”

The Liner Lookout Café

Liner Lookout Café Email Instagram Facebook The Lookout was built in 1870 to keep watch for liners and mail ships coming in to Plymouth Sound. A watcher, sat inside with a telescope, would send a message down to Millbay Docks or the Barbican that a liner was arriving, and they’d send the boats out toContinue reading “The Liner Lookout Café”

Appeal from Devon History Society

Devon History Society 18 Summer Close, Exeter, EX4 8BX Email Twitter What was life like in Plymouth in the 1920s?   Can you help put the picture together? Sandwiched between the memorable events of the First World War and the Wall Street crash, the 1920s are often a forgotten decade. Devon History Society (which covers theContinue reading “Appeal from Devon History Society”

Group Profile: Bridging The Tamar

Bridging The Tamar Pemros Road | St Budeaux | Plymouth PL5 1LP | 01752 361577 Email Facebook Twitter Instagram The Visitor Centre at the Saltash Bridge opened its doors for the first time in May 2019. Since then ‘Bridging the Tamar’ has welcomed many visitors and achieved great things. The project was started as thereContinue reading “Group Profile: Bridging The Tamar”