A Conversation for Plymouth, Devon, UK

Plymouth Hoe

Post 1

Clary

A point of grammatical usage: we down here in Devon never say 'The Plymouth Hoe'. It's either Plymouth Hoe or The Hoe.


Plymouth Hoe

Post 2

Don Malvado, so bitter my cat won't even lick me

Why is it called the Plymouth Hoe?

If anyone asks me I tell them that in the old days of sailing ships, sailors would see the high patch of land in front of Plymouth and shout "Plymouth Hoe" from the rigging, so they called it that.

Totally made up but believable enough for the more gullible specimens


Plymouth Hoe

Post 3

bogeypie

Isn't it from the ladies that frequent Plymouth.


Key: Complain about this post

Plymouth Hoe

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more