8th February 2020 · ‘Changing Landscapes

Presenter: Barry Jones

On the 8 February the West of England Branch welcomed Barry Jones for the first time when he showed a PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘Changing landscapes’. After a brief introduction when we saw some of his first black and white photos taken on a 1975 visit to Exeter, we then had a detailed look at Barry’s home city of Plymouth. In his early years his home was in a prime position overlooking Laira shed and in addition to railway photos he also showed comparative views of the changing scene in that area, before moving on to some of the less seen corners of the city such as Friary and the Cattewater branch. We also saw some memorable views taken from the top of the Royal Albert Bridge during an official visit.

For the second part of the show we were taken on a journey along the line from Plymouth to Exeter with photos recording the changes over the last 40 years.

This was a professional presentation that was greatly enjoyed by those in attendance, and Barry was invitedto make a return visit in the near future.