Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Hidden Plymouth 'Behind The Scenes' Weekend

On the weekend of 12-14th October we will be hosting a 'Behind The Scenes' event, inclusive of accommodation, food, adventure, day jollies & night jaunts discovering history & some of the area's hidden gems around South East Cornwall. Limited to a group of 8, with a rugged but friendly itinerary designed to give you a break from the norm of daily life & revel in the historic surroundings of Napoleonic fortifications, WWII defences & a site steeped with Plymothian stories of adventures.

Ideal if you like something different, with a laid back atmosphere & no repeats of a TV sitcom to watch - this ain't Hotel Babylon!

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Monday, 25 June 2012

D-Day Embarkation Points - Saltash Passage

Almost 70 years ago, US Troops left their Army Camps in Plymouth to take part in the D-Day Landings, with one of the Embarkation Points located here at Saltash Passage. In 2014 we will be launching a special exhibition for the 70th Anniversary & along the way featuring some of the key locations that exist to this day, now the scene of pleasure craft, picnics & fishing.

Normandy Way - US Army Route No.23

D-Day Embarkation Ramp at Saltash Passage

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Stepping Back In Time...

Our latest project went smooth & successful as planned with many thanks to the team involved, you know who you are!

Here is a little teaser photo from yet another of Plymouth's WWII ARP shelters. Once further research has been completed we will publish a full report on what we discovered including some excellent graffiti & drawings from the 1940's.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Maker Heights - 6th June, 2012

Maker Junction - 68 years on from D-Day. Prior to, thousands of Allied troops left this area for the beaches of France, with many never to return....

Launching a new phase of research for Hidden Plymouth, here is a teaser pic of the location we will be holding our first invitation only exhibition later this year. Today, we begin extended research into the build-up for D-Day featuring every site in & around Plymouth that was utilised for the preparations. In 2014, we will present our findings for the 70th Anniversary....until then, we hope you will join us in helping spread the word to gather research & help keep the memories & lessons alive for future generations to learn from & most importantly, preserve the memory of the ones that never returned.

Over time we will bring you a pictorial documentary of the various defences & military structures from around the Heights including coastal gun batteries, WWII anti-aircraft defences & Cold War bunkers.

Today the former accommodation huts at Maker Camp are now known as Maker Junction, a friendly place where families can retreat from the urban surroundings. An educational place with many life skills to be learnt along with creativity from a wide range of arts & crafts. Make sure to pop by if your in the area for some lovely views, tranquil but sometimes dramatic settings & a cracking cup of coffee or bite to eat, & don't forget to say 'Hi' to Simon from us!