Tag Archives : Blitz


Crumbling stone pineapples to come down from Charles Church

Four giant stone pineapples – each weighing around a tonne – are to be taken down from the Charles Church tower as part of a maintenance project that’s now started on the important Grade I listed Plymouth monument. Contractors have set up on site of the church which is the city’s memorial to those who […]


Special blessing at Civic Service to mark 75th anniversary of Plymouth Blitz

Poppy seeds will be blessed by the Bishop of Plymouth at a civic church service to honour those who lost their lives in the Plymouth Blitz. The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel will bless the seeds during the service at the Minster Church of St Andrew on Sunday 24 April at 3pm to commemorate 75 years […]


Sea of poppies to surround Charles Church

A sea of poppies will surround the ruins of Charles Church this year as part of an exciting programme of work to celebrate this important Plymouth monument. Seeds will be planted next month around the church at the top of Exeter Street which is the city’s memorial to those who lost their lives in the […]


Museum officer awarded bursary to research Blitz collections

A learning development officer from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has secured a research bursary set up by the family of a former long-serving member of staff. Maureen Attrill worked at Museum and Art Gallery for nearly 33 years before her sudden death in February 2011. During that time she demonstrated an immense commitment […]