PD/42 John Boulden Collection, 1880s 1900s

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Keywords: Plymouth / Devon / Cornwall / Citadel / Hoe / Barbican / Sutton Harbour / Plympton House / Plympton St Maurice Church / Harvesting / Cattewater / Oreston / Laira / Wakehams Quarry / River Yealm / Noss Mayo / Prince Rock / Embankment / Cremyll / Tamar / Pier / Boer War Memorial / Breakwater / Sailing / Hamoaze / Stonehouse Pool / Dartmoor / Coleridge / Tintagel / Flete / Holbeton / Holne / Ugborough / Churches / Saltash / Newton Ferrers / Dawlish / Tregony / Exeter / Wonford / Ilfracombe / Lydford / Port Elliott / St Germans / Coombe Martin


This collection was deposited through one of our volunteers on behalf of John Boulden of Plympton. John served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force and then in the family plumbing and heating business. He is currently Chairman of the Plympton & District Civic Society.

This collection contains around 500 glass plates/lantern slides and transparencies mostly showing Plympton House interiors, exteriors, grounds, staff and family. There are also many images of the surrounding localities of Devon and Cornwall with some for Plymouth. John built up his vast collection over a period of many years prior to depositing part of it with SWiB for continued safekeeping.

A large number of the general photographs are late-Victorian, many are later and vividly capture the flavour of Edwardian life in Plymouth, Plympton, the outskirts and other parts of the Country.


View the complete catalogue of items within the collection here: PD-42_Catalogue.doc


Devon Cornwall Other
PD/42 - Plympton set PD/42 - Tintagel, Cornwall set PD/42 - Churches, Houses, Estates set (some unidentified)
PD/42 - Plymouth and surrounds PD/42 - Port Elliott, St Germans, Cornwall set PD/42 - Unidentified set
PD/42 - Dartmoor set PD/42 - Saltash, Cornwall set
PD/42 - Flete, Holbeton, Devon set
PD/42 - Holne, Devon set
PD/42 - Coombe Martin set
PD/42 - Lydford, Devon set
PD/42 - Exeter and Wonford set
PD/42 - Newton Ferrers, Devon set (includes photos of Noss Mayo and River Yealm)
PD/42 - Dawlish, Devon set
PD/42 - Ilfracombe, Devon set

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