Andrew Carnegie’s Philanthropic Gift to Plymouth

by Neill MitchellPublished July 2018 ANDREW CARNEGIE’s PHILANTHROPIC GIFT TO PLYMOUTH OF ITS CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILDING MERITS COMMEMORATION WITHIN THE NEW “HISTORY CENTRENeill MitchellIndependent Business, Heritage & Tourism AnalystPlymouthIn New York City USA the...

Plotting Plymouth’s Past: The Surveyors’ Story

by Old Plymouth SocietyPublished July 2018 Plotting Plymouth’s Past Project – The Surveyors’ StoryDuring the Plotting Plymouth’s Past project, monthly meetings were held to discuss the progress that the team were making. The Surveyors’...

A Snapshot of Artists with a Plymouth Connection

by Old Plymouth SocietyPublished July 2018 A SNAPSHOT OF ARTISTS WITH A PLYMOUTH CONNECTIONBERYL COOK OBEBorn in September 1926 in Surrey, she received no formal training and only took up painting in her thirties. She had an almost photographic memory. She never...

Opening of the Royal Botanical Gardens

by Gloria DixonPublished July 2018 OPENING OF THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS 1850Did you know that Plymouth once boasted its own Botanic Gardens? They could be found in the area around Rendle Street and Flora Street, behind Union Street.They were opened by the Nepalese...

A Snapshot of Artists with a Plymouth Connection

by Old Plymouth SocietyPublished August 2017 BERYL COOK OBEBorn in September 1926 in Surrey, she received no formal training and only took up painting in her thirties. She had an almost photographic memory. She never enjoyed acceptance by the art establishment.She...