The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport, 1877

This map shows how the three towns slowly merged into one another. The arrival of the railway was fundamental in linking them together and to the rest of the country. Previously, sea transport was the best way to get to and from the area, now trains were viable. It also shows the Royal William victualling yard which was created to bring fresh food, produce and water for the ships of the Royal Navy.

Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article

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by Stephen Luscombe