A fitting tribute to British heroes: Thousand-thank you poppy to forever honour fallen

Authored by Mary

A poppy mural made from thousands of thank you notes will be installed at MOD Lyneham in Wootton Bassett, the base where soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan were repatriated to.

BBC Radio Devon is asking people to send in photos of themselves holding the name of someone in the military they want to thank.

These photos will be transformed into a stunning mural of a...


The History & Work of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission With Rebecca Smith, Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

A Historical Association & University of Plymouth History department talk.

In this fascinating talk Rebecca Smith, will give us an insight into the work and history of the commission since its inception in 1917.

The Commission honours the 1.7 million men and women of the armed forces of the British Empire who died during the First and Second World Wars.

It has a large public archive and aims to connect with local people and places, particularly reconnecting neighbourhoods with the First World War and Second World War stories held within their local cemeteries...

Film: Remembrance (1982)

A sell-out in November, and now back by popular demand to coincide with Plymouth History Festival, Remembrance following a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise. On their last night in port they go out on the town, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.

The film features a distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack, significant early performances from British actors who have gone on to establish significant careers such as Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman. It is also a compelling...

Poppies: Wave volunteers needed

Authored by Mary

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is calling on local people to become volunteers at Poppies: Wave, which will open at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial this month.

The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper is specially presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts organisation for the First World War centenary, and volunteers are needed to help visitors make the...

A Service of Remembering Together

Authored by Mary

On Sunday 2nd October, there will be a special service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby.

The service will take place at 2.00pm and will be held in the Chapel on level seven at Derriford Hospital. The Chapel will be also be open from 1.00pm for the opportunity to meet other parents and talk things over with a chaplain or...

Remember your pet at community orchards

Authored by Mary

People now have the opportunity to celebrate the life of a family pet by purchasing a 5-year memorial plaque at one of the new community orchards. For £210 people can have a memorial plaque on a granite plinth set within one of the newly planted orchards and meadows.

The new orchards at Central Park, Plympton Pathfields and Honicknowle Green will offer open green spaces for people to...

HMS Heroes take part in remembrance festival

Authored by Mary

At this time of year, we are all remembering those who serve and have served in our armed forces, across the generations.

This is particularly poignant for Plymouth’s HMS Heroes young people, all of whom have had at least one member of their family serving in the military.

Every year the HMS Heroes Choir sing at the Festival of Remembrance at the Plymouth Pavilions, which is...

Busy remembrance weekend for HMS Heroes

Authored by Mary

At this time of year, we are all remembering those who serve and have served in our Armed Forces, across the generations. This is particularly poignant for our HMS Heroes young people, all of whom have had at least one member of their family serving in the military.

HMS Heroes, who are affiliated to the Royal British Legion, have the Poppy Appeal as their focus throughout the year and...

Students mark solemn centenary

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth secondary school has marked 100 years since the start of World War I with a special week of remembrance throughout the College.

The events at Stoke Damerel Community College began on 17 October with a non-uniform day for students, their £1 donations going to the Royal British Legion (RBL).

The culmination of the week was a Remembrance Fair in The Street on 23 October...

Silent walks for First World War anniversary

Authored by Caitlin A Green

This summer seven National Trust places in the South West will be among twenty-three across the country which are inviting visitors to share a silent walk of remembrance to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

‘There were our own / there were the others’ has been conceived by the artist Alec Finlay as a contemporary act of remembrance for all those affected by...


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