Christian Mayne

Urban Decay

57 George Street, Devonport

57 George Street, Devonport

Grand early - mid 19th Century Grade II Listed building on the corner of Clowance Street and George Street that has seen better days.
Stonehouse Heritage Trail 6, Phoenix Hall Roller Skating Rink

Stonehouse Heritage Trail 6, Phoenix Hall Roller Skating Rink

Rollerskating took England by storm and by the late 19 century Plymouth had half a dozen rinks. In May 1880 the Phoenix Hall Rink was one of the last to open. Another rink. Pavilion New Skating Rink. was located nearby in Martin Street. Various skating prizes could be won. These were usually silver cups or medals but on special occasions, prizes could even include live chickens or a pig to take home!
The New Palace Theatre, Plymouth

The New Palace Theatre, Plymouth

The New Palace Theatre on Union Street in Plymouth is one of Plymouth's finest and grandest buildings, and for reasons that are well documented elsewhere are in a state of dereliction. I shone a torch through a crack in the front door.