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Caption for Plymouth, Royal Marine Barracks, Stonehouse 1890: As a naval port, Plymouth has always had a large contingent of military personnel stationed around its various districts. Many impressive buildings, such as the barracks shown here, have been built to accommodate them.

Memories of Plymouth

I was born at number 8 Castle Street, the Barbican Plymouth 1942 my mum was a daughter of the Higgins family. G G Grandad use to run his boat from the Barbican across to Jenny cliff / Cawsands / Kingsands /Bovisands and when I was older as a little boy I used to help him. My Name was then Stocker but (...Read full memory)

Just look closely at the picture, sitting on top of the fountain was half the fun & excitement of coming to the pool. Water wings under my arms and the supervision of Granddad Russell I made my first attempt at learning to swim. Getting really daring swimming to the back of the pool, climbing out would lead to the (...Read full memory)

This view is close to the Fisheries Quay and the area now known as Sutton Harbour. I visited with my family on a cold wet Easter Saturday to give my granddaughter Anna a day long tour of the National Marine Aquarium. The rain and hail poured down outside and we were glad to get into the (...Read full memory)

My mother was apprenticed to the ladies' hairdressers in George Street, circa 1934. She did well and was made manageress of the salon in the late 1930s. Her name was Betty Cowling, she was born and raised in Bickleigh and would come into Plymouth every morning on the steam train from Bickleigh station. A long shot (...Read full memory)

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