A Sunday Well Spent Brings A Week Of Content

Our village lies within the boundaries of the city of Plymouth in Devon, a naval port and not forgetting home to Plymouth Gin which has been distilled here since 1793. As some of you may already know in 1588 Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe before sailing out with the fleet to fight off the Spanish Armada and the Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth in 1620 for the New World. Nancy Astor, became the first woman MP in 1919 representing the constituency of Sutton in Plymouth.

John Smeaton’s Eddystone Lighthouse was dismantled in 1877 brick by brick and brought back to Plymouth Hoe to be re-built and where it remains one of the city’s more prominent landmarks.

In the literary world in 1882 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle worked at friend’s medical practice here and later went on to write the Hounds of the Baskervilles set on Dartmoor. Aircraftsman Shaw also known as Lawrence of Arabia served with the RAF in Plymouth.

So that’s it from my neck of the woods, what’s happening in yours?

41 thoughts on “A Sunday Well Spent Brings A Week Of Content

  1. What a lovely place to live! I’d love to tuck into a tea shop in that cobblestone street for a warm cup. Thanks for sharing! Hope I get to visit some day. By the time I get there, though, where will Dallas be?? 🙂

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  2. Reminds me of my walkabout there last year! I liked Plymouth. In my neck of the woods, settling in body clocks and normal routines after a fantastic trip to the US. I hope you weren’t affected by the bad weather recently.

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  3. Love the lighthouse and the bench beside it, facing the water. If these were shot by your photographic assistant Dallas, he has a career other than growing prize blooms ahead 🙂

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  4. Plymouth Hoe is the furthest West I’ve been – never made it as far as Cornwall. I passed someone I knew from home going up the lighthouse! Lovely pics of a very happy holiday we took when the kids were small 🙂

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  5. What a lovely place to call home! I love the photos with the lighthouse and ferris wheel. In my neck of the woods, I’m working (mainly looking busy) at a blues show tonight, which is always fun with loads of fabulous music.

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    • Loved your pics from backstage at the Country Music Awards far more interesting than what I’m doing! My girls are still waiting for your “Nashville” photoblog although if you have a Skinny Pirate in each venue you may well have the mother of all hangovers

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  6. All your pictures are exactly what I envision of England–cloudy, very green, and quaint. I live along the water too but the Long Island Sound does not look as exotic as this!

    Oh and yes the Pilgrims–Every American child knows the story of the pilgrims and the legend of the First Thanksgiving (which is in a few weeks by the way). I’ve been to the Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, the settlement where the first Pilgrims landed and made their home after their journey across the Atlantic. Needless to say it is very cheesy with actors dressed in Pilgrim clothes but wonderful for children who want to learn about history.

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