Plymouth (i/ˈplɪməθ/) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310km) west-south-west of London, between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall.
Plymouth's early history extends to the Bronze Age, when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton, now called Plymouth. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646.
Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, and exporting local minerals (tin, copper, lime, china clay and arsenic) while the neighbouring town of Devonport became a strategic Royal Naval shipbuilding and dockyard town. In 1914 three neighbouring independent towns, viz., the county borough of Plymouth, the county borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged to form a single County Borough. The combined town took the name of Plymouth which, in 1928, achieved city status. The city's naval importance later led to its targeting and partial destruction during World War II, an act known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war the city centre was completely rebuilt and subsequent expansion led to the incorporation of Plympton and Plymstock along with other outlying suburbs in 1967.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced at Madison Square Garden on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships, offering a low-cost alternative to the upscale Chrysler-brand cars. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, also of Plymouth. The name was chosen by Joe Frazer due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.
The trust's audit, which was published last September, detailed links between 93 of its properties and historic slavery and colonialism ... 'The trust should be asking itself about whether that is a good way to encourage donations ... According to the NationalTrust, James Bagg MP, a merchant and Mayor of Plymouth in Devon, purchased Saltram around 1614.
Exclusive. ‘Incredibly short-sighted’ budget cuts draw international disapproval and threaten global health research ... ... Share this ... Dr Caroline Clason, an Associate Professor at the University of Plymouth, told openDemocracy that the cuts, “leave me feeling uncertain about whether I can trust the government to honour future funding commitments.” ... .
The NationalTrust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees, including cherry, hazel and plum, at different sites around the UK ... Designs are being finalised for groves in Nottingham, Newcastle and Plymouth - and other sites will follow ... There are other plans for circles in Plymouth, Newcastle and Nottingham.
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