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Recently a hoard of WORLD WAR 2 no 76 SIP grenades were found in busy Plymouth, that cased traffic chaos......here.
Now we are going to but a ticket on the public foot ferry from TURNCHAPEL, across the CATTEWATER to PHOENIX WHARF, PLYMOUTH, even today you can do this trip, but with a slightly different pick up and put down location.BY POPULAR REQUEST: ABOVE: this scan of Penlee Battery near Plymouth Sound - taken in 1920`s at start of Admiral`s Cup Yacht Race. These two images of Brading Signal Box on the Isle of Wight show well the effect of time, from 1986 to 2006.Alternative scan here and a lovely wild orchid growing on site is here. The two sailing vessel photos are from the CD collections, (see below notices), sample images can be downloaded by clicking on them - about 1.2mb WANTED: IMAGES OF LEIGHAM MANOR (aka Tecalemit House), MARSH MILLS, COYPOOL -any time until the mid 1980s & PENLEE & RAME CHURCH COASTAL DEFENCE BATTERIES up to and incl 1970s PLUS anything at all about the Van Dike rock club in Plymouth, posters and gig photos. We have had two Gulf Wars, 9/11, Lady Di`s death, my son becoming a man, meeting my wife - becoming grandparents, myself ageing, wrinkles, grey hair , the death of my mother, and now my father, two Grandsons born - so this is time....Note railway trucks on OCEAN QUAY which is now Mayflower Marina. Ultra hi res scan from a contact print off a glass plate negative by Jonathan Hill.BARN POOL, GARDEN BATTERY, MOUNT WISE, STONEHOUSE POOL, WESTERN& EASTERN KINGS and the PLYMOUTH hinterland behind.Check it out, you don't need to belong to Face Book.
First of all a stunning tribute to our Veterans of D Day and all other theatres by Wes Ashton who has the SHADOWS OF OUR PAST Facebook page, well worth a visit. This image below is to me, one of the best, if not the best I have ever seen on this theme.
Moving along we have a cracking photo of MARSH MILLS in PLYMOUTH showing the LAIRA BATTERY and EFFORT FORT.
Both now largely overgrown, but intact especially below ground, you can easily see the strategic location of these fortification works. Then a very detailed and busy image of MOUNT WISE, DEVONPORT, PLYMOUTH showing that once it was public swimming pool area , which it still is, but not looking like this!
HM Submarines Orpheus and Narwhal are seen here in 1975. Am amazing image here c1970s of Plymstock Cement Works - this scene is now 100% gone!
I am very sad to record the passing of Plymouth wreck diver and historian, Peter Mitchell at the young age of 68.
Our "City Fathers" (loose term) saying goodbye to HMS Plymouth, public access, sorry; any access at all!! to Drakes Island, allowing the the Palace Theatre to decompose as an excuse to demolish it, the Plymouth Dome on the Hoe being closed down, saying please let me knock you down to the 1960s iconic Civic Centre, yes, that's when we had a proud Plymouth, the Mayflower Steps allowed to be falling down..did the founding Pilgrim Fathers do for Plymouth anyway, ok, they just left and helped found one of the greatest countries ever, the United States...so? not forgetting the Park Pharmacy driven from the city limits, & destroying any other possible heritage on sight, BUT now we have risen to the glorious crowning monstrous carbuncle of Plymuff-ness, "to haste with the contrived closure of Plymouth City Airport"!!! Nothing, just the association of the word "hours" when used with journey times, and filth, litter, messy toilets, & no seats!!