Quinny wrote: Takes me back, those photos (not that I'm in any of them...)
Thanks for that, great photos.
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Quinny wrote: If anyone's interested, there's Flickr photo album from my old school (Bonnies) showing Crownhill in the early 80's - which was my era. There's a couple of photos of the Parkway building work.
Quinny wrote: From the above album, if you select "view all albums" there's loads of uploaded pictures. Many are from recent years (obviously) but there are some old ones, like this album which had a couple of pictures of the old site (I remember the staircase!). I was there for the first year, before it moved to the new site and merged with the old Bishop Vaughan school.
The Doctor wrote: It is funny how much things change. I moved to Plymouth in 1992 so I have only ever known Plymouth Parkway as it is now but I remember growing up in Bridgwater before the M5 was built and on Saturdays in the summer the traffic formed a stationary queue all the way through the town and out on the Taunton Road (A38). It must have been the same in Taunton, Exeter and wherever else the A38 went through. It is unimaginable now that it could have been like that. And yet people still drove down to the southwest (through Plymouth presumably) for their holidays.
PL2 3DQ wrote: Does anyone know when Plymouth Parkway opened? A search on Google brings up a estimate of the late 1980s.
It's hard to believe that until then traffic into Cornwall went through Forder Valley, Crownhill, West Park, St Budeaux before reaching the Tamar Bridge.
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