Robert Lenkiewicz

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Born in London in 1941, to parents who ran the ‘only Jewish guest house in town’, Robert Lenkiewicz led a very interesting life. He moved to Plymouth in the early 1970s and became one of the city’sContinue reading “Robert Lenkiewicz”

Beryl Cook OBE

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Born Beryl Frances Lansley in Egham, Surrey in 1926, she would go on to produce an array of artworks full of larger than life characters that ‘ranged from stout lady bowlers goosing each other to middle-aged men in bikinisContinue reading “Beryl Cook OBE”

Ernest Shackleton

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter “Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.”Ernest Shackleton Ernest Henry Shackleton is widely known as one of the most inspirational leaders of the twentieth century and a key figure in the ‘Heroic Age ofContinue reading “Ernest Shackleton”

Robert Falcon Scott

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Early Life Robert Falcon Scott was born on 6 June 1868 at ‘Outlands’ – a small country estate in Stoke Damerel, Devonport (now the Milehouse area of Plymouth). ‘Con’ as his parents called him was the thirdContinue reading “Robert Falcon Scott”

Sister Hilda Lilian Jones

Ford Park Cemetery                                                Our final health article from Ford Park Cemetery looks at Sister Hilda Jones, who served in the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, or QAs. Find out more aboutContinue reading “Sister Hilda Lilian Jones”

The Darling Budds of Devonshire

Ford Park Cemetery Running time: 13 minutes and 14 minutes Here’s another Budd for the Plymouth History Festival! This time from Dr Ian Hodgins of Ford Park Cemetery, who has made these fantastic videos looking at the life and stories around a very colourful and energetic Victorian doctor – John Wretford Budd. Starting with hisContinue reading “The Darling Budds of Devonshire”

George Budd

Ford Park Cemetery Here’s our third article from Ford Park Cemetery about health-related figures whose graves can be found there. We owe most of our first hand knowledge of George Turnavine Budd to Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote about him in his autobiography and devoted the better part of a whole novel to him, thatContinue reading “George Budd”

Olive Louise Bennett

Ford Park Cemetery Welcome to the second of four articles about health figures buried at Ford Park Cemetery. Olive was born in 1887 in Yarmouth, the youngest of 3 daughters of Walter, a grocer, and Lucy Bennett. By 1901 the family were living in Plymouth where Walter was a self raising flour manufacturer. Olive wasContinue reading “Olive Louise Bennett”

Mabel Ramsay

Ford Park Cemetery Here is the first of four essays that explore people of note in the history of health whose graves can be found at Plymouth’s Ford Park Cemetery. Dr Mabel Ramsay (1878-1954) was Plymouth’s first female surgeon. During her career she fought prejudice and campaigned for equality in medicine. Her father was aContinue reading “Mabel Ramsay”