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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









Over 200 photos and illustrations.

From the back cover:

'This fascinating collection of over 200 archive photographs and postcards, many not seen before, shows Plymouth from the late 1800's to the early 1950's.

From the early days of horse drawn trams and early automobiles through to the blitz of 1941 and the reconstruction of the city in 1947.

Featuring many images of a pre-war Plymouth and streets now long gone. Plymouth has seen vast changes over the years and this book explores many of these.

Never short of entertainment,Plymouth has been visited by a wealth of celebrities including Laurel and Hardy, Harry Houdini, Buffalo Bill and Lillie Langtry.

Some older residents of the city will have heard tales of Houdini's jump in chains from Ha'penny Bridge at Stonehouse and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in the early 1900's.

There will also be fond memories of the grand old theatres in the city and of Plymouth Hoe, its pier and the many shows that took place there.

Older residents will remember the Summer dances,roller skating and Sunday concerts given by the Royal Marines Band. Detailed and informative,this book is sure to bring back memories and will be enjoyed by all those who know and love this city.

'A fascinating collection of rare postcards and photographs' Plymouth Extra.

'Nostalgic glimpses of Plymouth before and after the Blitz' Western Morning News.

Product Details: Printed: 130 pages, 6" x 9", Paperback

Over 200 photos and illustrations

ISBN: 0955427797 ( ISBN 13: 978-0955427794)

Publisher: Driftwood Coast Publishing

Copyright: 2008 Driftwood Coast Publishing

Price: 9.99

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