Plymouth Documentaries

From Plymouth during the Civil War, to the 1920’s and up to the renovations of the Tamar Bridge. A series of DVD productions, including archive footage from yestayear.

  • Dock in the Hamoaze Quick View
    • Dock in the Hamoaze Quick View
    • Dock in the Hamoaze
    • A unique collection of archive film footage from 1907, plus rare photographs and slides, tells the story of the development of Devonport and its dockyard from 1691 to 1971. The film includes a series of visuals of famous ships associated with the dock and takes us back to 1907 to…
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  • Joint Project – Bridging the Tamar Quick View
    • Joint Project – Bridging the Tamar Quick View
    • Joint Project – Bridging the Tamar
    • When Roger Lilley first viewed the 16mm print of Reg Blackett’s film of the building of the Tamar Road Bridge, he was so thrilled that he just had to make it into a film documentary. The images were recorded from 1959 to 1961 and Reg was able, with the permission…
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  • Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War Quick View
    • Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War Quick View
    • Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War
    • The English Civil War came to Plymouth in the year 1642 and lasted until 1646. Despite attempts by King Charles and the Royalists to breach Plymouth’s defences, the town held out and was never taken. The famous battle of Freedom Fields lasted all day, but still the Royalists were unable…
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  • Plymouth’s Historical Ferries & Bridges Quick View
    • Plymouth’s Historical Ferries & Bridges Quick View
    • Plymouth’s Historical Ferries & Bridges
    • Plymouth is internationally known for its legends and historical character and in this unique film of the past Roger Lilley explores Plymouth’s old ferries and bridges. With the aid of vintage 16mm film we are taken on a journey across the old Saltash Ferry that used to cross the Tamar…
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  • Plymouth’s Rise From the Ashes Quick View
    • Plymouth’s Rise From the Ashes Quick View
    • Plymouth’s Rise From the Ashes
    • The effect of the 2nd World War left Plymouth’s city centre in ashes, but 1947 saw the beginning of the reconstruction in earnest. As the workmen moved in, Cyril Miller, a Plymouth amateur cinematographer, was there to record for future generations the gradual rebuilding of the main city centre.
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  • Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties Quick View
    • Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties Quick View
    • Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties
    • Plymouth born Reginald Blackett has been a film enthusiast for most of his life. A good job too, because he has lovingly preserved for us the incredible images on this video dating back to the 1920s. Not only did he preserve them, but also carefully transferred the old master material…
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