Engineering Plymouth

Plymouth is home to a number of feats of civil engineering – from historic landmarks such as the breakwater and Smeaton’s Tower, to more modern but vitally important structures like the Tamar Bridge. ‘Engineering Plymouth’ celebrates the city’s iconic locations in  a project that has brought together 14 regional partners and over 30 contributors, including:Continue reading “Engineering Plymouth”

A View from The Tamar Bridge

Bridging The Tamar Pemros Road | St Budeaux | Plymouth PL5 1LP | 01752 361577 Email Facebook Twitter Instagram Due to current restrictions, the Tamar Bridge visitor centre is currently closed. However, to celebrate Plymouth History Festival, the fantastic folks at Bridging the Tamar have found a way for you to see these 19th and 20th century engineeringContinue reading “A View from The Tamar Bridge”

Plymouth’s LGBT+ History: A Virtual Tour

Plymouth LGBT Archive Facebook Twitter Email Running time: 47 minutes From the 1950s through to the 1980s, an underground scene grew for the LGBT+ community in Plymouth. The community tended to live ‘in the moment’ and in places and spaces where people felt more able to show aspects of their identity that society tried to tell themContinue reading “Plymouth’s LGBT+ History: A Virtual Tour”

Crownhill Fort

Crownhill Fort 01752 793754 Twitter Facebook Email Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Plymouth’s Victorian Defences. It has been in the care of The Landmark Trust since 1986 and major restoration works have taken place since.  The former military buildings at the Fort are let to a community of small businesses and there isContinue reading “Crownhill Fort”

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”