Plymouth, UK

Welcome to the section about Plymouth from the middle of the 20th century to the present day.

For example, there’s Plymouth and the Blitz. Plymouth was one of the worst-bombed cities in World War II during the Blitz (a heavy and sustained bombing campaign against this primary naval port). The Barbican area of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on their voyage, is one of the only original parts of Plymouth left standing.

Above are two pictures taken in the Barbican / Hoe area. The first shows some working fishing boats resting between catches in Sutton Harbour.

The second photo shows the war memorial, commemorating the local people who fought and died during World War II and in the Blitz. It stands proud on the grassy area of Plymouth Hoe, overlooking the Sound, Drake’s Island and the world beyond the misty horizon.

Drake’s Island taken from the Hoe