Vist to No3 Elliott Terrace and Plymouth Hoe
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- Visit |
- Wednesday, 28 September 2011 - 10:30 until 16:00
No3 Elliott Terrace on the Hoe was acquired in 1909 by Waldorf Astor, who was elected as a Unionist Parliamentary Candidate for Plymouth in 1910. Visitors to the house have included King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the wider European royalty and General Montgomery. In 1919 Nancy Astor became MP for Plymouth Sutton and made history as the first woman MP to sit in the Commons. Waldorf Astor was appointed Mayor (1939 to 1944) and helped plan the post-war rebuilding of Plymouth. Before Nancy died in 1964, she gave 3 Elliot Terrace to the city as a residence for the future Lord Mayors.
Our visit will include a short guided tour of the Hoe Monuments followed by a light lunch in the university, then a viewing of the British Art Show exhibition at the University of Plymouth and City Museum and Gallery.