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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.


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