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  • Portland Square, Plymouth University

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Join a member of the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery team to discover more abut the Portland Square bombing during the Blitz of 1941 and the 'Hope' memorial sculpture by Frances May Favata.

The night of 22–23 April 1941 during the Second World War saw Plymouth’s heaviest loss of civilian life in a single incident in which 76 people are known to have died. The 'Hope' memorial sculpture is a lasting testament to those who tragically lost their lives that night in the underground bomb shelter, sited on what is now the University campus.

There is no booking required for this free event. Contact the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery for any queries: 01752 304774 /

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