This is Chris Robinson’s sixth Plymouth Then & Now project and the first to focus on aerial images. Remarkably all of the Then pictures date from 1945 or earlier, with a large number of them taking us back to the earliest days of quality aerial photography – around 1923/4 – 100 years ago!
The result is a truly astonishing collection of comparisons. Many are just a reflection on the way the world has changed over the last century, but a great number chronicle the impact that the aerial bombardment of the city had between 1940 and 1943.
If you’ve ever struggled to relate the prewar city to that of today, Chris has produced the most comprehensive and visually striking narrative ever published, thanks to a technology that simply wasn’t available until recently – Google Earth.