We have some brilliant talks on offer as part of the Plymouth History Festival tomorrow (Thursday 23 May) at both the Naval Heritage Centre and Plymouth University. Tours of Plympton Priory and St. Mary’s Church and Saltram House also feature on the programme, as does a guided walk of Plymstock Village. There’s a special Anniversary Service at St Andrew’s Church at lunchtime and the Plymouth Morris Men will be strutting their stuff in the evening in Tamerton!
Wednesday 22 May is a really busy day for the Plymouth History Festival! There are still lots of things going on in Plympton/Plympton St. Maurice including a special display, a Church Open Day, a treasure hunt and ‘A Tale of Sugar, Beer and Tobacco’ talk. A tour of Buckland Abbey, a talk at Mount Edgcumbe, a walk and talk in Plymstock and a display in North Prospect also feature on today’s programme. Meanwhile, in the city centre you can listen to historic recordings at the Central Library, take a tour of the synagogue, enjoy a tour or an organ recital at St Andrew’s Church or take in the Humanities and Performing Arts Showcase or a Global Book Club at Plymouth University.
Walks around the Barbican and North Prospect, tours at St Andrew’s Church, Buckland Abbey and Saltram House, a display, a Church Open Day and a talk in Plympton, an organ recital at St Andrew’s, a display in Torpoint Library and a Humanities and Performing Arts Showcase at Plymouth University – Tuesday 21 May is going to be another packed Plymouth History Festival day!
Well here we are at the start of week three of Plymouth’s first-ever History Festival! The programme for Monday 20 May is a busy one for Plympton St Maurice which is offering a display about historical Plympton at the Guildhall and an Open Day at the Church. A tour and talk are also on offer at St Andrew’s Church in the city centre. Hope the very busy Plympton History Walk and Behind the Scenes tour at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office go well too!
Saturday 18 May is another big Plymouth History Festival day. It’s Lord Mayor’s Day so don’t miss the parade through the City Centre, which starts at 1pm. There will be lots on offer during the build up in the morning too, including a family-friendly arts and crafts session at the Museum and Art Gallery called ‘Hidden History Hats’. Talks relating to World War II and Sir Joshua Reynolds, a Conference about the Church in Victorian Devon and a Proms Concert complete what’s sure to be a great day!
On Friday 17 May we have another City Centre Heritage Trees Tour on offer – meet at the Sundial at 12pm. The City and Museum and Art Gallery will be holding a ‘Tudors at Twilight’ event to mark Museums at Night 2013 in the evening, while a talk about Plymouth Railways will also take place at Mutley Baptist Church’s Spurgeon Hall.
We are officially half way through Plymouth’s first-ever History Festival already! Thursday 16 May is looking good tours on the Central Library and Saltram House as well as talks about the History of St Aubyn’s Church and Crime and Punishment in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Enjoy!
Tomorrow (Wednesday 15 May) looks like it’s going to be a fun day for the Plymouth History Festival. There’s an in-depth tour of Buckland Abbey, a chance to see the Marjons Archives and a ’Funky Films on Your Phone’ walk on the Barbican on offer. Don’t miss the Plymouth Morris Men performing at the Seymour Arms and James Street Vaults too!
Tuesday 14 May is another day of talks and tours! The City Museum and Art Gallery’s talk about Napoleon is fully booked but there are also presentations about the History of Stoke Damerel Church (at Stoke Damerel Church) and the Plymouth Breakwater (at Plymouth University’s Portland Square Buildin). Tours of Saltram’s Garden Buildings and Forgotten Stables, plus the Naval Heritage Centre are also on the programme.
There are lots of opportunities to glimpse behind the scenes of the City’s heritage with Plymouth History Festival tomorrow (13 May). You can listen to recordings of politicians and Council officers who were involved in the rebuilding of the City after the Blitz at Plympton Library, take a guided walk along the line of the Palmerston Forts towards Crownhill Fort and see the interior of Woodlands Fort, or enjoy a guided tour of the official residence of Plymouth’s Lord Mayor (limited places only). What’s more, there’s a beginners’ Family History Workshop on offer at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office!