Devonport, The Dockyard 1890

Memories of Devonport


My grandfather, Uriah Hazlehurst, served on this ship from 2nd April 1877 until 2nd March 1879 with a short break between 6th to 19th August 1878 when he was with 'R. Adelaide'. He went on to serve in the RN until 4th October 1895 when he was discharged to Plymouth Hospital.

My great grandfather, George Jarvis, served on HMS Impregnable in Devonport according to the 1891 census at the age of 16. He went on to become a petty officer in the Navy.

My great grandfather served on this ship, also in the 1800, amongst others until he was invalided out of the service in the late 1800's. I am amazed as I had no knowledge of his history or that he was at sea, like many of his brothers and nephews after him, until a few months ago. (...Read full memory)

This picture shows St Mary Church which extended from west to east between Edinburgh Road (previously named Dock Wall Street), and James Street. It might have been taken from the top of The Column in Ker Street. The long building extending from north to south was the ropery where my Aunt Blanch worked at the turn (...Read full memory)

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