I couldn't let the theme of Plymouth go without reference to this gentleman


Old Codgers Group
Not a son of Plymouth, he was born in nearby Tavistock, but a true Devonian and former Lord Mayor of the city.

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Drake he was a Devon man, an' ruled the Devon seas,
(Capten, art tha sleepin' there below?),
Rovin' tho' his death fell, he went wi' heart at ease,
An' dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth Hoe,
"Take my drum to England, hang et by the shore,
Strike et when your powder's runnin' low;
If the Dons sight Devon, I'll quit the port o' Heaven,
An' drum them up the Channel as we drummed them long ago."

Here he stands, looking south over Plymouth Hoe and out to sea

(I was actually born in Lockyer Street Maternity Hospital, about 500 yards from this statue.