Historic Plympton Festival from 8th to 14th May 2017

April 25, 2017

 

 

Further info or to book events:- 01752 337416 or 01752 335277 or email info@plymptoncivicsociety.org.uk.

 

 

Monday May 8th 

 

2pm Meet outside The Rise for Guided Tour of Plympton St Maurice by Sally Luscombe  – booking essential – No charge

 

7pm Lutheran Church, Larkham Lane –  Story, in words and music, of the Reformation and Dissolution of the Monasteries (Plympton Priory in particular)  by Sylvia Guthrig – booking essential.

To book -  01752 337011 (for this event only)  £3 to include refreshments

 

 

Tuesday May 9th

 

2pm - 7pm Freemasons' Hall, 161 Ridgeway PL7 2JH. The home of Plympton Freemasonry. Help us celebrate 300 years of English Freemasonry.  View the Refectory and Masonic Temple.   Refreshments - No charge

 

7pm for 7:30pm Freemason's Hall, 161 Ridgeway PL7 2JH  Talk by Barbie Thompson, “Intrigue & Collusion at POW Depots, Dockyards & High Places” .  Although these tales unfold beyond Plymouth they embrace or impact on Plymouth and Devonport, spanning the late 17th and early 19th centuries - No charge

 

 

Wednesday May 10th

 

3pm - 7pm Visit Historic Plympton St Maurice Church PL7 1LP – No charge

 

2pm - 8pm  Exhibition of St Maurice Conservation area at Plympton St Maurice Guildhall PL7 1NB – No charge

 

 

Thursday May 11th

11am Meet at Plympton Priory Site next to St Mary’s Church PL7 1QW - Guided Tour of Plympton Priory Site and Plympton St Mary’s Church  – booking essential – No charge

 

3pm - 7pm– Visit Historic Plympton St Maurice Church PL7 1LP - No charge

 

2pm - 8pm  Exhibition of St Maurice Conservation area at Plympton St Maurice Guildhall PL7 1NB– No charge

 

 

Friday May 12th

 

2pm for 2:30pm Harewood House, Ridgeway PL7 2AS Talk by Ursula Myers on "Membland" Charting the rise & fall of the Membland estate, owned by Edward Baring (Lord Revelstoke) of Barings Bank in the 2nd half of the 19th Century, including a look at the remaining estate buildings. No charge.

 

Saturday May 13th

 

10am –4pm  Exhibition of Plympton's History at St Mary's Church Hall, Market Hall, Plympton PL7 1QW – No charge

 

10am - 4pm Royalty in Residence - at Plympton Priory Site, off Market Road behind St Mary's Church  PL7 1QW. Early May in the year 1357, Edward known to history as the "Black Prince" landed at Plymouth with his most valuable prize following the Battle of Poitiers, the King of France. They stayed at Plympton Priory to recover from the sea crossing and to give London time to prepare for its Royal "Guest". 660 Years later join the Age of Chivalry as we celebrate our proud local history with knights in armour, ladies of court, medieval dancing, historic talks throughout the day which will end with a tournament between England and France.   No charge

 

 

Saturday 13th May

 

7pm Concert at St Mary's Church, Plympton PL7 1QW. Featuring Mock Hobby Horse , Russell Harris and Nicholas Millington, who specialise in early music on a wide variety of traditional/acoustic instruments, "beautiful, haunting, timeless melodies". www.mockhobbyhorse.co.uk. Along with Mick Bramich,  a knowledgeable and entertaining local folk musician. Mick plays traditional music and songs of the 19th and 20th centuries including some from the Sabine Baring Gould collection. £5 per person, payable on the door

 

 

Sunday May 14th

 

10am –4pm  Exhibition of Plympton's History at St Mary's Church Hall, Market Hall, Plympton PL7 1QW– No charge

 

10am - 4pm Royalty in Residence - at Plympton Priory Site, off Market Road behind St Mary's Church  PL7 1QW.

Early May in the year 1357, Edward known to history as the "Black Prince" landed at Plymouth with his most valuable prize following the Battle of Poitiers, the King of France. They stayed at Plympton Priory to recover from the sea crossing and to give London time to prepare for its Royal "Guest". 660 Years later join the Age of Chivalry as we celebrate our proud local history with knights in armour, ladies of court, medieval dancing, historic talks throughout the day which will end with a tournament between England and France.   No charge

 

Details of other events which may have been booked after publication can be found on the Plymouth History Festival website. 

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