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George Hurley 1910 - 1989. Pioneered production boat building here as A G Hurley (Marine) Ltd. Later at Plympton as Hurley Marine. Based in Richmond Walk from 1952 until 1966

, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Alexander Selkirk 1676-1721 Marooned on Juan Fernandez Island in 1704. His story became the basis of Daniel Defoe's book "Robinson Crusoe". Stayed in Oreston from October 1720, marrying Frances Candish on 12th December. He departed aboard H.M.S. Weymouth on 20th December 1720.

Minards House, Marine Road, Oreston, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Island House Reputed to be one of the houses where a group of English Puritans, since known as the Pilgrim Fathers, were entertained ashore prior to their final departure for America on the 6th September 1620 in the Mayflower.

The Barbican, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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'Old' Custom House 16th Century In 1586 "much work was done on the Custom House on the New Quay". The New Quay was in-filled and became part of The Parade. Survived demolition in 1926 and bomb damage in 1941. The Custom House of 1820 stands opposite.

Parade, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Lawrence of Arabia 1888-1935 on his return from India in 1929, T. E. Lawrence under the assumed name of Shaw was posted to a flying boat squadron at RAF Mount Batten. He remained in the marine craft section until his discharge in february 1935.

St. Johns Road, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Samuel Phelps 1804-1878 born at 1, St. Aubyn Street, Phelps was orphaned at the age of 16. Trying his fortunes in London he became an acclaimed tragedian actor, later founding in 1844 the Saddlers Wells Theatre, London

Dockyard Wall, Park Avenue, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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This, the eastern part of the South Port, is the last remnant of the castle "quadrant" of Plymouth

On cottage remains at Lambhay Hill, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plympton Castle. A Norman motte and bailey castle. Built before 1135 AD By the Earls of Devon to defend their Manor of Plympton

Plympton Castle, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Royal Naval Hospital constructed between 1758 & 1762. The design which incorporated eleven separate ward blocks connected by a colonnade around a central square was far in advance of its time and was widely regarded as the finest in Europe. Architect Alexander Rovehead.

Clarence Place, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Scott of the Antarctic. On this site formerly stood 'Outlands' birthplace of Robert Falcon Scott. Born 6th June 1868. Scott died on his return from the South Pole which he reached on 17th January 1912

Scott Road, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Captain F. J. Walker 1896-1944 renowned Royal Navy Commander during the 'Battle of the Atlantic' Second World War. Born at Hoe Gardens

Hoegate Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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John Collier 1769 - 1849 Merchant and Shipping Agent. Supporter of electoral reform. Elected MP for Plymouth after the 1832 Great Reform Act. Born, lived and worked in this house.

Southside Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Wing Commander Frank Bickerton 1889 – 1954 Mechanical Engineer on Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914). Brought up at 9 Osborne Place – a house on this site Erected by his friends

Lockyer Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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8th August 1914. Sir Ernest Shackleton, Polar Explorer, and his ship ‘Endurance’ sailed from Millbay Docks at the start of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). Devon & Cornwall Polar Society

Millbay quayside near Soap Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom