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Blue Plaques

Lt. Colonel William Price Drury

Lt. Colonel William Price Drury, who claimed London's Drury Lane to be named after his family, enjoyed a reputation as a playwright of several West End successes. He also wrote popular novels, some with a Saltash setting. Born in Plymouth, he served in the Royal Marines, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and there is a Drury Room containing memorabilia in Plymouth's Stonehouse barracks. Mayor of Saltash 1929-31, he wrote pageant plays that attracted crowds to the town and was responsible for reviving the ancient Saltash Fair. He was made a Freeman of Saltash in 1935 and lived in Culver Road.


 

Anne Glanville

Anne Glanville. A champion oarswoman, she acquired her rowing skills pulling the family boat to Devonport market. Between 1830 and 1850 she led a team of Saltash oarswomen at regattas throughout Britain and France, reputedly unbeaten by women and seldom beaten by men. She met, and was admired by, some of the highest in the land and helped gig racing to develop into the popular sport that it is today. A true "Watersider", she had at least twelve children, some of whose descendents still live in the Westcountry.


 

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