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Off to PENLEE POINT now in SE Cornwall, note the steam powered foghorn and the large concrete steps that formed part of the landing stage for the guns at PENLEE BATTERY.
Lastly one of my favorite areas, BRIDGEND between NEWTON FERRERS and NOSS MAYO near PLYMOUTH, DEVON. Very high res photo of BOVISAND and FORT BOVISAND and the STADDON HEIGHT DEFENCES from c1930/40s.
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!
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....
Now Andy is flying over Wales and we have Porth, the Severn Bridge, the Ramsey Island rapids...2....3....4, Gorllewin Cymru Island, HMS Monmouth returns to "Gus".is it "Guz" - Devonport & passes Drakes Island & Western Kings....2, HMS Raleigh at Trevol.
Here is 1968 photo of Plymouth City Centre taken from Cattedown and Victoria Wharves.
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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.