Armada Memorial, Promenade, Plymouth

Armada Memorial, Promenade, Plymouth
Photograph taken 1888 - 1920 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP07398

A view of the Armada Memorial on the Promenade. The Armada Memorial was put up in 1888. The architect was Herbert A Gribble, and the sculptor was W Charles May. The story is told that Sir Francis Drake saw the Spanish ships of the Armada from Plymouth Hoe and stayed to finish a game of bowls before setting off to defeat the invasion in 1588.

Location

Plymouth Plymouth

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

memorial remembrance war drake cannon