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Behind The Scenes, 19 April 2018: Figureheads Update #2

by Val Grant, Museum Assistant with thanks to Steve Conway, Decant Officer On a sunny day in April the figurehead of HMS Tamar emerged from the Engine House building it has shared along with the amazing figurehead collection at the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre to begin its journey to Greenwich in South London for conservation […]

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Behind The Scenes, 18 April 2018: Figureheads Update #1

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Steve Conway, Decant Officer Today’s post is designed to give you an update on the ambitious project we’re undertaking to conserve and display 14 ship’s figureheads, which we’re taking on loan from the National Museum of the Royal Navy. These iconic carvings will be displayed […]

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

PRESS RELEASE: 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 Captain John James Crowe VC (28 December 1876-27 February 1965).

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