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History Centre Heroes: Antony Jinman

by Rosemary Babichev Supreme Plymouth hero Robert Falcon Scott attempted to conquer the Antarctic by being the first to set foot there, and won fame for the boldness of his efforts to obtain this accolade for the nation, although it ended in tragedy for him and his team. In contrast Antony Jinman, the twelfth Britain […]

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History Centre Heroes: Gertrude Benham

Gertrude Emily Benham (1867-1937) was a truly amazing woman: a remarkable traveller and record breaking mountaineer who journeyed around the world at the beginning of the 20th century. She was born 149 years ago – on 29 July 1867 – and raised in London – the youngest of six children. Throughout her childhood summers she […]

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