Back in the day: Plymouth historic videos

Updated: Jan 20, 2019

Plymouth was a growing city back in 1966, when this video was shot.

It starts by showing us the view from the newly built, back then, Civic Centre. It also talks about the post-war redevelopment projects that were already completed and those planned, a massive plan to provide homes for more people in the city. Among these projects are the three massive tower blocks we all know in Devonport, many primary and secondary schools, and of course the City College, which was called the College of Technology back then. Most of the roundabouts, flyovers and big junctions we know now, were just being built at the time. A notable image is the modern looking car park (shown at the 1:51 mark) at Derry's Cross, long gone now, is where the Travelodge stands today. Take a look and tell us what you think.

The next video is all about the building of our most used connection to Cornwall: the Tamar Bridge. Plymouth City Council joined by Cornwall County Council funded this project, when the government refused to approve a grant for it. In this video you can still see the old ferry that went from Saltash to Saint Budeaux. Take a look and comment below.

Last, but certainly not least, let's talk about football. Plymouth has always been passionate about supporting their home team, Argyle. It's only recently that this passion has lost its wings. The video below shows us how the Home Park stadium has gone through some redevelopment and brings back some lovely memories of when it used to be filled to the brim with excited Argyle fans.

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