Plymouth (i/ˈplɪməθ/) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310km) west-south-west of London, between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall.
Plymouth's early history extends to the Bronze Age, when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton, now called Plymouth. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646.
Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, and exporting local minerals (tin, copper, lime, china clay and arsenic) while the neighbouring town of Devonport became a strategic Royal Naval shipbuilding and dockyard town. In 1914 three neighbouring independent towns, viz., the county borough of Plymouth, the county borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged to form a single County Borough. The combined town took the name of Plymouth which, in 1928, achieved city status. The city's naval importance later led to its targeting and partial destruction during World War II, an act known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war the city centre was completely rebuilt and subsequent expansion led to the incorporation of Plympton and Plymstock along with other outlying suburbs in 1967.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced at Madison Square Garden on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships, offering a low-cost alternative to the upscale Chrysler-brand cars. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, also of Plymouth. The name was chosen by Joe Frazer due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.
District Court issued a temporary restraining order preventing Teufel from starting his employment with the Plymouth Meeting, Pa., provider of home medical equipment, supplies and related services until Oct.
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District, located in Richland County, is a financially stable district with an enrollment of approximately 633 students ...Employment will begin Nov ... Kimmel expressed his enthusiasm to partner with the Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools Board of Education to find the best candidate to help lead the district.
Somerset engineering firm Gooch & Housego has acquired a rival firm for £8.9m. The specialist manufacturer of optical components and systems has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of ArtemisOptical Holdings ... Artemis operates from a modern facility near Plymouth and employs around 40 people ... .
Future Freeports looks at policies and practices employed in three case study areas – Plymouth and Devon, Liverpool City Region and the CelticFreeport in South Wales – to assess how the implementation of freeports can be managed differently ... Companies, it seems, are willing to provide high-quality employment while enjoying business rate relief.
SWNS) ... It had departed from Plymouth, Devon, just four days earlier on June 18 ... The ship left Plymouth on June 18 (Picture. HM Coastguard / SWNS) ... The yacht’s sail number is FB597 ... Mr Lougee is an experienced sailor having navigated the Atlantic three times solo from Plymouth to Azores and back ... He is employed as a yacht broker and boat builder ... More ... ....
Mr Webb, who owns Webb Marketing Services which specialises in marketing for the hospitality sector, also said leaving his job earlier this year 'may seem risky but I feel I am more secure with ten clients than one employer' ...AuthorJohnLamerton, of Plymouth, Devon ... The former civil servant from Plymouth, Devon, added.