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.
The Healthcare and Social Assistance sector, a significant employer on the Cape, has lost over 2,000 jobs since the pandemic, representing a 12% decline ...Cape Cod residents seeking employment beyond the region primarily gravitate toward Plymouth and Bristol counties, both situated just over the Cape Cod Canal.
New shops will reopen in Plymouth and Exeter after CDSSuperstores bought the Wilko name ... Wilko employed around 12,500 workers and had around 400 stores before its collapse in August. Those who were employed by Wilko before are being prioritised to work in the new stores.
Chris Dawson, the Plymouth owner of The Range, bought the Wilko brand for a reported £5m after it collapsed into administration ... The first three Wilko stores will open in Plymouth and Exeter followed by a branch in Luton ... the news on a visit to the Wilko store in Plymouth.
19 ... 8 ... “He got scared because he is an undocumented immigrant,” an assistant district attorney for PlymouthCounty said at his arraignment. According to Gilbert’s obituary, she was a wife and mother, to a son, was employed as a social worker for many years, and loved shopping and home decorating.Hit-and-run driver injures pedestrian in Bridgewater.
Michigan's new come-move-here campaign is full of contortions ... The fun stuff ... One section highlighting "Major Employers" lists Rivian, the upstart electric truck manufacturer, which has a research and development facility in Plymouth but is nowhere near a major employer and moved its headquarters from Michigan to Irving, Calif., in June 2020 ... markets.
Graduating from PlymouthHigh School in 1980, Hall has spent her whole life in the village, raising three children who all graduated from Plymouth as well ...Hill, now raising children of her own in the village, is employed by the Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District and works at the elementary school.