The Post-War Reconstruction of Plymouth


In the course of a few nights during March and April 1941, the centre of Plymouth was obliterated by Hitler's bombs. Within months, planning for the city's reconstruction had begun and the result was the Plan for Plymouth, which was jointly prepared by James Paton Watson, the City Engineer, and Sir Patrick Abercrombie, town planning specialist and author of the County of London Plan. The area was almost totally rebuilt over the next 15 years, making it a fascinating place for those interested in post-war architecture.

To learn more about the rebuilding of Plymouth, visit Graham Hobbins' Post-War Plymouth Website 

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City Centre Gallery 1 City Centre Gallery 2 Civic Centre Gallery
Plymouth City Centre Gallery 1 Plymouth City Centre Gallery 2 Plymouth Civic Centre Gallery
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All pictures Andrew Cromar 2004-2007. Click here to contact me