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Blue plaque unveiled in honour of Plymouth air raid shelter

Blue plaque unveiled in honour of Plymouth air raid shelter

A new plaque marking the site of an air raid shelter where nine people tragically lost their lives during the Blitz has been unveiled today.

The plaque is located on the site of the former Inverdene Underground Air Raid Shelter in Central Park. It lists all those who were sadly killed after the shelter took a direct hit on the night of April 21/22, 1941. They were:

· Charles...

New blue plaque honours Plymouth’s first female doctor

A new blue plaque honouring a pioneering female medic has been unveiled on the University of Plymouth’s campus.

Dr Rosa Bale was born in Barnstaple in 1864. She became Plymouth’s first female doctor, and possibly the first one west of Bristol, in either 1895 or 1896, having qualified at the London School of Medicine for Women in 1892.

Her plaque can be found on the north side...