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THE 1930’s

THE 1930’s

At the beginning of the 1930’s people still couldn’t imagine another War happening. Drake’s Island sole occupant was a caretaker, Paddy Flood and locally ideas were discussed about Drake’s Island being leased to Plymouth Council. The popular scheme was for a public...

LEADING UP TO WORLD WAR I

By 1901 at beginning of the new Century the three new gun batteries, each consisting of 3 gun emplacements had been completed. The Western Battery had 3 x 12 pounder quick firing guns, the Centre Battery was armed with 3 x 6 inch Mk VII guns and the Eastern Battery...

DRAKE’S ISLAND – ATTACK OF THE SLIMY DEVIL FISH

During 1900 all along the Devon and Cornwall coast including the Sound the local Crab and Lobster Fishermen found the populations of crab and lobster had suddenly fallen dramatically. Around the Island alone up to 30 boats would have been fishing for crab and lobster....