BY POPULAR REQUEST: ABOVE: this scan of Penlee Battery near Plymouth Sound - taken in 1920`s at start of Admiral`s Cup Yacht Race. These two images of Brading Signal Box on the Isle of Wight show well the effect of time, from 1986 to 2006.
built within the gun positions of Lord Howard's Battery & a super shot of the chequerboard paint work on Plymouth's Breakwater Fort, so painted so it would not be shot it by mistake by our own fleet and own coastal batteries, so an early hi-vis job! Andy Amor has been flying over Devon and Cornwall, lots of lovely aerials here: River Exe showing Parson & Clerk at Dawlish/Teignmouth, Dawlish Warren, Starcross and Exmouth...2, Goonhilly Earth Station, Bude...2, Tintagel..2..., Portwrinkle, Perranporth, Watergate Bay, Camel Estuary.
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.
Our "City Fathers" (loose term) saying goodbye to HMS Plymouth, public access, sorry; any access at all!! to Drakes Island, allowing the the Palace Theatre to decompose as an excuse to demolish it, the Plymouth Dome on the Hoe being closed down, saying please let me knock you down to the 1960s iconic Civic Centre, yes, that's when we had a proud Plymouth, the Mayflower Steps allowed to be falling down..did the founding Pilgrim Fathers do for Plymouth anyway, ok, they just left and helped found one of the greatest countries ever, the United States...so? not forgetting the Park Pharmacy driven from the city limits, & destroying any other possible heritage on sight, BUT now we have risen to the glorious crowning monstrous carbuncle of Plymuff-ness, "to haste with the contrived closure of Plymouth City Airport"!!! Nothing, just the association of the word "hours" when used with journey times, and filth, litter, messy toilets, & no seats!!
.seats as where once trains had 11 carriages, now they have 5..maybe 2!