14 September 2015
Region: South West
Header image by Emma Cowley
A group of 13 congregated at The Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Some travelled direct but 6 took the ferry from The Barbican to add to the days interest. For those on the ferry we were treated to a commentary on the 20 minutes trip to the yard, where we found out a lot of the history about Plymouth waterfront. Upon arrival we met with those who had travelled direct, including Emma Cowley, who had only joined the RPS last Thursday and Saturday morning had searched to see what was happening and joined us, welcome to Emma.
Our thanks to Mike Bondartschuk who, having been to the yard before helped with some pointers of the area, and we were immedately treated to a "retro cycle ride" where approximateley 50 cyclists in varying costumes arrived in front of us, an immediate photo opportunity.
After a wander round we met for lunch at The Bakehouse, an experience in itself, you help yourself, eat off wooden boards, then tell the staff what you have eaten and pay for it.
We then continued our look around the yard, finding areas which had been revitalised and now used as accomodation for shops, restaurants and flats. Other areas are still in need of some TLC and refurbishment and this did provide photographic opportunities.
As images are received they will be put onto the blog for you to view, and see what you missed.
As usual please do comment on what you see, which will make it worthwhile for those who take the trouble to send images to me.
Untitled, Martin Howse ARPS
Untitled 2, (John Page I do believe) Martin Howse ARPS
Untitled 3, Martin Howse ARPS
Untitled 4, Martin Howse ARPS
Still work to do, Diana Wynn
One way to arrive, Diana Wynn
Old gas light bracket, Diana Wynn
Bell tower, Diana Wynn
No smoke with fire, Vivien Howse ARPS
Cobbles, Vivien Howse ARPS
Detail, Vivien Howse ARPS
Retro cycle ride, Vivien Howse ARPS
Untitled 1, Emma Cowley
Untitled 2, Emma Cowley
Untitled 3, Emma Cowley
Untitled 4, Emma Cowley
Cyclist, Mick Medley LRPS
Not really that shape, Mick Medley LRPS
In case of flood, Mick Medley LRPS
Your RO and his wife, what are they doing???, Mick Medley LRPS
Light at the end of the tunnel Anthony Rowe LRPS
Doors to thin air, Anthony Rowe LRPS
Reflections of the past, Anthony Rowe LRPS
Table top garden, Anthony Rowe LRPS
Symmetry, Rhiannon Bondartschuk
Dark Sky, Rhiannon Bondartschuk
Gangway, Rhiannon Bondartschuk
Through the gap, Mike Bondartschuk
Clock Tower. Mike Bondartschuk
Storage room, Mike Bondartschuk