My Mayflower and Mayflower II

Welcome to the last day of this year’s History Festival, and our second day exploring the Mayflower story and its links with Plymouth. We have lots of interesting things to share with you throughout the day, including podcasts recorded by Dr Kathryn Gray and Jo Loosemore – the stars of yesterday’s live Q&A – andContinue reading “My Mayflower and Mayflower II”

Marking Mayflower 400

If we’d be able to run this year’s History Festival as planned, it would have been called the ‘Mayflower International History Festival’ and been part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorative programme. Things have obviously ended up being quite different, but in honour of what should have been, we’re ending our 2020 online event with aContinue reading “Marking Mayflower 400”

The Breakwater

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Welcome to the last Wednesday of the 2020 Plymouth History Festival. Later on today we’ll be looking at sport and sporting activities, with glimpses from the archives and information about a couple of parks where you canContinue reading “The Breakwater”

War and Conflict

War is a difficult subject but it’s one of the many things that has shaped Plymouth and made it the city it is today. Although it brings destruction and life-changing situations, war is also a testament to how brave and resilient people can be, even in the toughest of circumstances. Today we’ll be highlighting someContinue reading “War and Conflict”

Tourism and Leisure

Welcome to the start of our third and final week! Today marks the start of Visit England’s #EnglishTourismWeek (a virtual version for 2020, of course). To tie in with this and the bank holiday, we’ll be spending today looking at some of the ways the tourist industry has brought people to Plymouth, as well asContinue reading “Tourism and Leisure”