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...

Plotting Plymouth’s Past – Update

by Old Plymouth SocietyPublished July 2015 Plotting Plymouth’s Past, the original one year project that began on 28th November 2012 and grew into a two year project, finally finished on 1st November 2014 with the installation and unveiling of a unique boundary...

Plotting Plymouth’s Past

by Doreen MolePublished February 2013 In November 2012 the Old Plymouth Society was successful in obtaining a grant of ¬£6,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project called Plotting Plymouth’s Past. The money was awarded as part of All Our Stories, a brand...