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THE 1850’s AND THE CRIMEAN WAR

THE 1850’s AND THE CRIMEAN WAR

After the botched attempt to diversify into brandy smuggling and national scandal involving Lieutenant Harris, Captain Hort and their fathers the rest of the 1850’s was quite eventful though for a number of different reasons including the reorganisation of the...
1846 DEFENCE UPGRADE OF THE ISLAND

1846 DEFENCE UPGRADE OF THE ISLAND

Way back as part of the plans for the 1780 upgrade one of the foremost architects of the day, James Wyatt who designed a number of Oxford Colleges, the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the Royal Arsenal and Military Barracks at Woolwich submitted plans for the...
EARLY VICTORIAN ISLAND LIFE FOR THE GARRISON

EARLY VICTORIAN ISLAND LIFE FOR THE GARRISON

I’ll try and give a snapshot of Island life this week as there were no major events on the Island until 1846 when a new battery of guns, new buildings and annexes to existing buildings were constructed. The Plymouth Breakwater was sufficiently complete by 1814 to give...