Union Street

I was born at 131 Union Place in 1949, and spent my first dozen years living in this area.

In 1970 I started to record this street photographically. It holds many memories for me as a child.  The navies coming into port, the fights in this area, the ladies of the night, the tattooists etc. Union Street was rough but also had a lot of character then, now there is little left of the original. I remember all these events with affection.

Photographs taken from 1970 to 2010. (Save the Palace)

The cover shots were taken in 1971 and 2009

Thanks for the help from Fotonow CIC, Plymouth