Welcome to Plymouth in 1620

Chris Robinson Facebook Twitter In his new book, Chris Robinson invents a tourist guide to Plymouth 400 years ago. We hope you enjoy this exclusive extract. With our Devon roads barely being fit for travel on horseback let alone in a carriage, the chances are that you have arrived in our town by sea. The firstContinue reading “Welcome to Plymouth in 1620”

Designing The National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium Rope Walk | Coxside | Plymouth PL4 0LF 0844 893 7938 Email Facebook Twitter Plymouth has been home to an aquarium since 1888. Initially housed at the Marine Biological Association, a new and much larger aquarium was built at the current site near the Barbican in 1997. As the largest aquarium inContinue reading “Designing The National Marine Aquarium”

I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside

Sometimes nothing quite beats a day by the sea or a trip to the seaside. According to the Historic UK website, the great British seaside holiday came into its heyday after the Second World War. There’s a great article about it here. The UK’s first motorway didn’t open until 1958, so many people would travelContinue reading “I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside”

The Zoo and The Circus

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter This new video clip produced especially for this year’s festival features people enjoying themselves as Tinside Lido on a sunny day, train travel, Plymouth’s days as an ocean liner port of call and some elephants from Chipperfield’sContinue reading “The Zoo and The Circus”

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”

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”