Plymouth History Festival 2020 – Week Two Summary

In the second week of the Festival we examined the many methods people have used to travel from Plymouth to neighbouring Cornwall, and then kept a water-based focus to look at the city’s lighthouses. From Smeaton’s tower what better area to examine than Plymouth Hoe and all its wonderful assets, including a sneaky virtual tourContinue reading “Plymouth History Festival 2020 – Week Two Summary”

Plymouth History Festival 2020 – Week One Summary

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in this year’s unique Plymouth History Festival. The team were delighted to receive your comments, queries and contributions throughout the month of May, and we’ll be leaving this site up as a go-to resource for local history for months to come. If you have any feedbackContinue reading “Plymouth History Festival 2020 – Week One Summary”

Week Three Highlights

We can’t believe this year’s extraordinary History Festival is nearly over! Thank you so much for joining in, whether by reading articles, watching videos, scrolling through online exhibitions or commenting and sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter. This week we started off with a weekend of nautical content and went on to cover suchContinue reading “Week Three Highlights”

Week Two Roundup

How time flies! It’s been another great week at Plymouth History Festival, and thank you so much for engaging with our blog posts, Facebook and Twitter content. This week we brought you topics like the River Tamar, entertainment and art, and we’ve looked at the construction and purpose of Plymouth’s lighthouses and moments of historyContinue reading “Week Two Roundup”

One week down – two to go!

Thank you so much for joining us during this first week of Plymouth History Festival. We’ve loved receiving your comments and questions, and seeing so much participation in quizzes and other activities (you have seen the quiz, haven’t you? There’ll be two next week!) It’s been inspiring to engage with organisations across the city andContinue reading “One week down – two to go!”