Archive: November, 2016

We’re on Board

Monday 28th November, 2016|Category: News
In 2020 the United Kingdom, United States of America and Holland will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. As the lead city in the UK, Plymouth has a huge opportunity and one of the major key projects that launched in October was the Mayflower Autonomous Ship. At more than 100ft in length The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship will be a revolutionary trimaran and will carry on board a variety of drones through which it will conduct experiments during its voyage. It will be the first vessel of its kind to be built in the world! We are ...

Brand New Christmas Cards by Local Artist

Monday 21st November, 2016|Category: News
Following the popularity of our stunning Christmas brochure which was designed by the amazingly talented Charlotte Atkinson, we wanted to make the most of her bespoke front cover and have created a beautiful, high quality Christmas Card. As you can see it features a snowy landscape on a winters evening with The Duke sparkling in the background. There are Christmas trees in the foreground, draped with lights and decorations glistening against the snow. We love this special image and think it will make the perfect card for your family and friends. Our brand new Christmas cards are now for sale at our reception for £2.00 each. They are perfect for those of you looking for something unique and would ...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Wednesday 16th November, 2016|Category: News
We are fast approaching the festive season, which is our favourite time of year here at The Duke! Plymouth has pulled out all the stops to ensure that this is a Christmas to remember! And the magic begins tomorrow… Plymouth City Centre The Christmas Light switch on is one of the most highly anticipated events in Plymouth’s calendar taking place tomorrow (Thursday 17th November). Crowds gather to witness the moment when the button is pressed and Plymouth is lit up in a spectacular fashion, this year that privilege will fall to a member of the community who has made a difference, this seems in perfect keeping with the true meaning of the season! There will be ...

Do your thing for Children in Need

Monday 14th November, 2016|Category: News
The following information was provided by the team at the Royal William Yard, for more information please click here. BBC’s Children In Need will be broadcast live from Royal William Yard, Plymouth on Nov 18, thanks to the BBC’s Victoria Graham, who lives at The Yard. Please come down and join in the fun and raise some money for a VERY good cause – and use info below to share with your networks. To find out what’s happening, follow @royalwilliamyd or go to www.royalwilliamyard.com. November 7th 2016 The Royal William Yard in Plymouth will play host to the BBC Children in Need fundraising spectacular this year, on Nov 18, from 6pm. There’ll be everything from market stalls to ...

Remembrance Sunday

Thursday 10th November, 2016|Category: News
The following information was taken from the Visit Plymouth website, please click here for more details. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort Councillor Brian Vincent will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts. A two-minute silence will take place at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am. The Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay a wreath, followed by the Lord Mayor (on behalf of the people of Plymouth), Flag Officer Sea Training ...

Autumn Leaves and Radiant Light

Wednesday 9th November, 2016|Category: News
We love capturing the Duke all year round, but it is particularly stunning as the seasons change. These beautiful images showcase the magnificent building against a backdrop of exquisite red and orange leaves and clear blue sky. We have been so lucky with the weather and we hope it continues… Thank you so much to Andy Tucker the owner of Artography, who captured these stunning shots. To view Andy’s work, please visit his website. Below are photographs that were taken by our team, the left hand image captures the sunset from our front steps and the right hand image is from our Tower, we are selling vouchers that make magical Christmas Gifts for our ...