Tagged with Plymouth

Build Update, 19 July 2017: Onwards and upwards

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’re mid-way through July already and there’s plenty more progress on site. Watch the web cam footage from last month for an overview of what happened in June. The mechanical demolition work that started in the middle of June continues. Here are some quick shots that show you […]

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History Centre Heroes: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Plymouth-born Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) was an historical painter, teacher and writer who had a stormy life and career. Intensely ambitious, he was the only son of another Benjamin Robert Haydon, a prosperous printer, stationer and publisher, and his wife Mary, the daughter of the Reverend Benjamin Cobley, rector of Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge. Haydon showed […]

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Behind the Scenes, 28 June 2017: New members of the team

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Largely thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund support the History Centre project is receiving, we have recently welcomed some new members of staff. The roles they’ll be carrying out are quite varied and they all bring a range of skills and experience to the team. We thought you’d […]

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Build Update, 21 June 2017: Major milestones

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve got some major pieces of news to round up in this month’s #BuildUpdate! It’s hard to believe we’re more than half way through June already. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the most recent time lapse video from the construction site web cam. This covers […]

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History Centre Heroes: James Rich Steers

Only the fishes see a shipbuilder’s finest ideas once his vessel has slipped into the sea. It is the precise shape of the hull, the swell and curve of the timbers that give the ideal compromise between stability and speed. The secrets of ship design were known only to their makers two centuries ago, and […]

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