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Derek Tait

Author, historian and researcher


Books available


Plymouth at War

Plymouth Hoe

St Budeaux

Saltash Passage

Mount Edgcumbe

Memories of St Budeaux


Plymouth : Tales from the Past

Images of Plymouth : Stonehouse

Memories of Singapore and Malaya

More Memories of Singapore and Malaya

Monsoon Memories








Images of Plymouth : Stonehouse

Many photos and illustrations. 

From the back cover:  

The area covered by Stonehouse today was once the home to prehistoric rhinoceroses, horses, oxen and deer. In later times, it is thought that a Roman settlement once stood there.

This book covers its history from prehistoric times right up until today covering many events over the years including Houdini's jump from Stonehouse Bridge, the introduction of trams, the was years, the military presence and much more. Also mentioned are the many famous people who had a connection with the area including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwin and Vice admiral Hardy.

Many old photos show what the area was like in the early 1900s. Many old buildings have disappeared over the years either due to bomb damage during the Second World war or modern development. There are also many photos of transport including both horse-drawn and electric trams.

I hope this book will prove very enjoyable to people who have an interest in the history of Stonehouse and its surrounding areas.

Product Details: Printed: 118 pages, 6" x 9", Paperback

Many photos and illustrations

ISBN: 0956078184 (ISBN 13: 978-0956078186)

Publisher: Driftwood Coast Publishing

Copyright: 2011 Driftwood Coast Publishing

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Edition: First Edition

Price: 9.99

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Happy to sign all copies.