Historic Full Council meeting commemorates Plymouth’s ‘Three Towns’ centenary

Today’s Full Council meeting is being held at Devonport Guildhall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of the three towns of Devonport, East Stonehouse and Plymouth.

Before the historic meeting got under way, freemen and aldermen of the city gathered on the steps of the building in Ker Street to recreate a photo taken around 100 years ago.

Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Fox then opened the meeting with a presentation about the amalgamation of the three towns, before Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Mike Sullivan read a poem he wrote to commemorate the centenary.

This was followed by the signing of a new partnership agreement cementing the ties between the city and the Royal Navy and pledging to help personnel, veterans and their families access the services that are available to them.

The meeting is being webcast live – if you missed the start you can watch it later on the archives page.