The latest Then & Now collection from Chris Robinson captures more of the city and its surroundings than ever before.
As well as the usual Hoe, Barbican and City Centre suspects this volume visits Devonport, Stonehouse, Torpoint, St Budeaux, Saltash, Hyde Park, Mutley, Mannamead, Crownhill, Tamerton Foliot, Plympton, Plymstock, Hooe, Oreston, Turnchapel and Wembury … with others in between.
A thoroughly fascinating, contemporary photographic record; around 200 almost perfectly-matched comparisons, give compelling clues to the changing physical and social landscape of our living environment.
Chris Robinson’s series of Then & Now images have been a popular feature of the Plymouth Herald now for over 25 years. Many of his earlier ‘Now’ photographs are starting to make for very interesting ‘Then’ images already.
The changes captured here – in our social habits, our transport networks and our everyday existences – are the greatest in the series so far. Even those with little or no knowledge of the area are sure to be enthralled by this book, the fifth in the Then & Now collection.