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Plymouth From Old Photographs Derek Tait

Plymouth From Old Photographs By Derek Tait

Plymouth From Old Photographs by Derek Tait

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A unique and charming look at the history of Plymouth and its inhabitants, through a fascinating collection of beautiful photographs.

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Plymouth From Old Photographs by Derek Tait

This fascinating collection of over 200 archive photographs and postcards - many not seen before - illustrates the history of Plymouth from the late 1800s to the early 1950s, including the early days of horse-drawn trams and early automobiles through to the blitz of 1941 and the reconstruction of the city in 1947. 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 1900s. There are also nostalgic glimpses of the city's grand old theatres and of Plymouth Hoe, its former pier, and the many shows that took place there. Others will remember the summer dances, roller skating and Sunday concerts given by the Royal Marines Band. Plymouth has seen vast changes over the years and this book features many images of a pre-war Plymouth now long gone. Detailed and informative, this book is sure to bring back memories to be enjoyed by all who know and love this city.

About Derek Tait

Derek Tait has written numerous on subjects including social history, nostalgia, childhood, the First and Second World Wars, Houdini, Singapore and local history. He was born in Plymouth in 1961 and spent his early years in Singapore and Malaysia, writing several books about his time there. His past jobs have included working as a photographer and as a cartoonist. He has been writing local history books for many years now and has regular columns in the Herald, the Plymouth Shopper, the Plymstock and Wembury Marketplace Magazine and the Cramleigh Magazine. He also writes blog articles for Devon Life. He lives in Plymouth.

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Plymouth From Old Photographs by Derek Tait
Used - Very Good
Amberley Publishing
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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