Day 52: Plymouth to Saltash – Navy & Neglect

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Devon - South, England
Fruit machine, Cattedown, Plymouth, Devon.

Fruit machine, Cattedown, Plymouth, Devon.

Oil Storage Tanks by the Cattewater, Plymouth, Devon.

Oil Storage Tanks by the Cattewater, Plymouth, Devon.

Tinside Pool, Plymouth, Devon.

Tinside Pool, Plymouth, Devon.

London South Western Railway Receieving Office, Plymouth, Devon.

London South Western Railway Receieving Office, Plymouth, Devon.

Plaques of remembrance for sailors lost at sea, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon.

Plaques of remembrance for sailors lost at sea, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon.

Dinghies, Plymouth, Devon.

Dinghies, Plymouth, Devon.

Quality Hotel, Plymouth, Devon.

Quality Hotel, Plymouth, Devon.

Wall of warships, West Hoe, Plymouth, Devon.

Wall of warships, West Hoe, Plymouth, Devon.

Clarence, Royal William Victualling Yard, once the major victualling depot of the Royal Navy, Plymouth, Devon.

Clarence, Royal William Victualling Yard, once the major victualling depot of the Royal Navy, Plymouth, Devon.

Brewhouse, Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Brewhouse, Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Gateway detail, Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Gateway detail, Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.

Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.

King Billy’s Statue at Mutton Cove. Fibreglass reproduction of a figurehead of William IV marking the entrance of Devonport Naval Base, Plymouth, Devon.

King Billy’s Statue at Mutton Cove. Fibreglass reproduction of a figurehead of William IV marking the entrance of Devonport Naval Base, Plymouth, Devon.

HMS Somerset, a frigate of the Royal Navy leaving Devonport, Plymouth.

HMS Somerset, a frigate of the Royal Navy leaving Devonport, Plymouth.

Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Royal Albert Bridge, a railway bridge which spans the River Tamar between Devon & Cornwall designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859.

Royal Albert Bridge, a railway bridge which spans the River Tamar between Devon & Cornwall designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859.

Royal Albert Bridge & Saltash, Cornwall.

Royal Albert Bridge & Saltash, Cornwall.

Royal Albert Bridge central pier, midway between Devon & Cornwall.

Royal Albert Bridge central pier, midway between Devon & Cornwall.

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6 thoughts on “Day 52: Plymouth to Saltash – Navy & Neglect”

    • Thanks, there’s a lot to get your teeth into in Plymouth. I really felt I just skimmed the surface by following the shore line there. Many of the particularly neglected places like the Quality Hotel and Lido and about to be knocked down and restored respectively so the place will look very different soon.

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      • Just been to Day 1 and left a comment. Will have to go through your blog a day at a time as we are looking at them from a story line and learning from you composition. If we try and do it all at one, might overdose on the Quality of your work.

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  1. Sarah Chapman says:

    The Lido isn’t about to be knocked down. It’s closed every winter and then cleaned up for opening in May through to Sep. Come back then and it’s a magnificent pearl in the Plymouth Sound.

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    • I wrote it’s about to be restored and was referring to Quality Hotel when I said it was about to be knocked down. I’ve seen pics of the lido in the summer and can see it looks beautiful then. These pics are just my impressions on the day I walked through 🙂

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