Plympton

Local History

Point of Contact:-
Val Moody, Tel No. 337432. Email: valmoody@virginmedia.com

This Group is cancelled until further notice.

Wednesday Week 1.
If not ‘out and about’ then we meet at Betts Guiding Centre, Station Road. 10.30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE
In order to keep the group at a manageable size, sadly, we cannot accept any new members at this time. Anyone interested in joining the Local History Group is invited to sign a waiting list. Alternatively someone may come forward to organise Local History Group 2.

Sadly, our meeting on 4th March was the last one before all U3A events had to be cancelled due to Covid19.
We had a full programme of visits/talks planned for the rest of the year. Hopefully, in due course we will be able to meet again and continue with our plans.
In the meantime, Stay Safe and Well.

Wednesday 4th March.
Today we made a return visit to Lady Astor’s House, 3 Elliot Terrace. Once again, we had a guided tour of this fascinating house which has played an important part in Plymouth’s history. Steve’s knowledge on the subject of the residence and Lady Astor is remarkable.
The morning finished with us enjoying a cream tea in the Drawing Room overlooking Plymouth Hoe.

Wednesday 5th February.
Today we were pleased to welcome Sylvia Guthrig back to our monthly meeting. The subject of her talk was her research on the history of Woodford and Boringdon, so many interesting facts and stories. Thank you, Sylvia.
Our programme for the rest of the year was agreed.

Wednesday 4th December.
Today was our first ideas and planning meeting to arrange our programme for 2020.
We also enjoyed some festive refreshments!

Wednesday 6th November.
This month we were treated to an illustrated talk from Chris Robinson, local historian.
He regaled us with interesting stories about ‘Plymouth Then and Now’
What a fascinating subject!

Our programme for the rest of 2019 was as follows:-

September: A guided tour of Ivybridge led by Mike.

August: Torcross, the 75th anniversary of the D day Landings.

July: The Jewish Cemetery and a drama presentation, ‘Tea with Vera.’
June: Mary Newman’s Cottage, Saltash.

April: Plymouth Gin Distillery.

March: John’s presentation; The last tram journey from Mutley to Milehouse.

February: Sylvia’s presentation; The history of the Ridgeway and Harewood House.

January: A New Year meal at Le Bistrot Pierre.

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