Plymouth, The Barbican 1890
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This picturesque area of narrow streets sits alongside the ancient fishing quay of Sutton's Pool. From here crowds watched the departure of the Pilgrim Fathers' vessel 'Mayflower' in 1620 on its voyage to the New World. The city's fish market was located here until the late 1990s, when it moved across the harbour to a new purpose-built dock.

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My husbands father and brothers and parents owned this Hotel. It received a direct hit by a German bomber and half the family were killed. Jim (my Husband's father) was out and went back to find the scene of destruction and remained traumatised for many years.