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Eye Spy a War Hero - Plymouth Blitz 80th Anniversary - Weston Mill Cemetery

Mon 12 April 14:00

Thus 15 April 10:00

Come along for an interactive 'Eye Spy a War Hero' at Weston Mill Cemetery, exploring casualties from WW2 and the Plymouth Blitz.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) look after the graves and memorials of around 1.7 million Commonwealth causalities from World War One and Two across the World. A large number of these casualties are commemorated across Plymouth. Come and explore some of those we care for at Weston Mill Cemetery. We'll look at some of those we commemorate and look for specific casualties using clues - a war hero eye spy.

Pre-booking required. This event is designed for children aged 5-12. All materials will be provided. The event will be fully compliant with the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

Please come with suitable footwear for walking on uneven surfaces and a waterproof if the weather looks a bit damp. There is plenty of parking at the cemetery and we'll meet by the main car park close to the chapel.

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PLYMOUTH BLITZ WALKING TOUR - EFFORD CEMETERY

Mon 19 April

14:00

Come along for a guided walk of the Commonwealth War Graves and Plymouth Blitz memorials in Efford Cemetery.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) look after the graves and memorials of around 1.7 million Commonwealth causalities from World War One and Two across the World. A large number of these casualties are commemorated across Plymouth. Come and explore some of those we care for at Efford Cemetery. Taking in a range of different War Graves and Memorials you'll find out more about the CWGC's work locally as well as internationally. We will also look at how the civilian casualties of the Plymouth Blitz are commemorated by the Commission.

Pre-booking required. Not suitable for those under 11 years old. Please come with suitable footwear for walking on uneven surfaces and a waterproof if the weather looks a bit damp. There is plenty of parking at the cemetery and we'll meet by the stone cross which is immediately behind the chapel.

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THE CWGC AND CORNISH CASUALTIES OF THE 1941 BLITZ - ONLINE EVENT

Thurs 29 April

19:00

Many Cornish lives were lost as a result of the Blitz over Plymouth. Find out more about these casualties and how the CWGC commemorate them.

A number of Cornish men and women lost their lives as a result of enemy action over Plymouth.

The worst impact was felt in April 1941, when15 civilians from in and around Saltash were killed.

In this online talk, Rebecca Smith, South West Public Engagement Coordinator for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), will give a presentation on how the CWGC commemorate civilian casualties such as these. She will also tell the story of some of those who lost their lives during the Blitz., including 65 serving men from the Royal Navy and Royal Engineers who were killed at HMS Raleigh when their air raid shelter received a direct hit.

The talk will take place over Zoom and joining instructions will be sent out ahead of the event using the address you use to book tickets with.

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Please note

Owing to the current restrictions surrounding Covid-19 across Great Britain, public events at our cemeteries and memorials have been postponed for the time being.