The Liner Lookout Café

Liner Lookout Café Email Instagram Facebook The Lookout was built in 1870 to keep watch for liners and mail ships coming in to Plymouth Sound. A watcher, sat inside with a telescope, would send a message down to Millbay Docks or the Barbican that a liner was arriving, and they’d send the boats out toContinue reading “The Liner Lookout Café”

Plymouth Hoe in Video

This spectacular colourised film, shared by the BFI, shows Plymouth Hoe in 1924. It is a digitally restored and re-edited extract from Claude Friese-Greene’s ‘The Open Road’. This silent video from British Pathé shows several shots of Plymouth city centre as well as the Barbican and Hoe from 1934. In one shot we see theContinue reading “Plymouth Hoe in Video”

The Promenade Pier

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Plymouth once had a beautiful promenade pier. This image from the early 1900s shows it viewed from West Hoe as a paddle steamer approaches. This postcard entitled ‘Plymouth Swimming Match’ shows an image viewed from the pier.Continue reading “The Promenade Pier”