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Plympton Library commemorates those who died in WW1

A project to commemorate those who died in World War One comes to an end this weekend as a wave of pebbles is laid outside Plympton Library, each one dedicated to a Plympton man who lost their life in the Great War.  Over the past four years staff in the library have been researching the […]


Silhouettes to mark Remembrance Day

Eighteen silhouettes will help Plymouth remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the build up to this year’s Armistice Day. The figures of a traditional British Tommy, an airman, a sailor, a nurse, a munitions factory worker, a Sikh soldier and a suffragette have been bought from the Royal British Legion and have […]


Plymouth to commemorate 100 years since end of World War One

Plymouth will be joining the international ‘Battle’s Over’ commemoration this Remembrance Sunday, marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War One. As well as the annual service of remembrance on Plymouth Hoe at 11am, there will be special events in the early morning and evening, linking in with commemorations […]


Commemorative slab for Captain John James Crowe VC

City unveils second commemorative slab in honour of First World War hero

The second of four commemorative paving slabs dedicated to Plymouth and Devonport-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their courage during the First World War has been unveiled on the Hoe. The slab is located near the Plymouth War Memorial, at the junction of Citadel Road and Lockyer Street and is in memory of […]


Remembrance Day service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort, Councillor Brian Vincent will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all those who […]


Plymouth to commemorate Battle of the Somme centenary

Civic and military dignitaries, service personnel, veterans, school pupils and members of the public will gather on Plymouth Hoe early on Friday 1 July to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. A two-minute silence will take place at 7.30am – the time when, 100 years ago, 22 divisions of the British Army on […]


Remembrance Day Service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony will be joined by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 8 November. The Deputy Lord Mayor and Deputy Lady Mayoress, a representative of the Council Leader, the Shadow Leader and Council Chief […]


Plymouth prepares to celebrate VE Day 70

Plymouth will be joining towns and cities across the UK in lighting a beacon on Friday 8 May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day. More than 100 beacons will be lit at sundown, from coast to coast, as the nation remembers the end of the Second World War in Europe. Plymouth’s beacon will […]


Plymouth service will commemorate First World War

A commemoration service will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Monday 4 August to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. Organised by Plymouth City Council the service will bring together communities and visitors from across the city to commemorate the lives of those who fought and died in the First […]