PD/27 Police Traffic Survey, Plymouth, 1937

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Keywords: Transport / Police / Pre-war / Plymouth / Devon

Founded in 1877 under its original name Plymouth High School for Boys, the School moved to its current site at Ford Park in 1880. It changed its name to Plymouth College in 1883. Mannamead School (founded in 1854) merged with Plymouth College in 1896.

From the beginning, the aim of the School was to provide continuous education for boys from Prep through to Sixth Form. In the early years both Preparatory and Senior Schools were on the same site. The Preparatory School moved to Hartley Road in 1947. Mergers with Western College Preparatory for Girls and Busy Bees saw the introduction of girls and the acquisition of Seymour Road for the Infant Department.

After the Second World War Plymouth College became a Direct Grant School and it reverted to full independence in 1976, the year the first girls joined the Sixth Form. The College became fully co-ed in 1995, the year which also saw the end of Saturday school.

These collection of photographs were taken by Exeter City Police during a traffic survey of Plymouth in 1937 at various locations including George Street and Bedford Street and Old Town Street.

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