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The Past, Present and Future of Drake’s Island

Tuesday, May 10

With Robert King

A Historical Association & University of Plymouth History Department talk

Drake’s Island has long been a fascination for the people of Plymouth. The talk will explore the history of the Island as a private place of pilgrimage for the Valletort Family, a Tax Collection centre, a Refuge, Fort, State Prison and Adventure Centre. It will take a close look at how the Garrison and Adventure Centre staff lived and worked on the Island. A photographic tour of the Island now, and how the Island will be incorporated into the desired vision of the current owner will be followed by ample opportunity to ask questions.

Robert King, Drake’s Island Warden, is a Royal Engineer veteran of 22 years. He spent 10 years running Marine Conservation sites in South East Asia and the Caribbean.


Date: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free for UoP students via SPiA / free for members of the Historical Association and for members of the Devon History Society

Tickets HERE.

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