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Now called 'Plymouth Shop'.

Pretty well the only place in the city which concentrates upon and stocks a vast collection of... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2015
Jannerbloke
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Devon, United Kingdom
Vast selection of Plymouth drawings and books.

Pre-eminent amongst living Plymouth historians Chris Robinson is constantly producing more books... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2015
Dougal M
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Cornwall
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9 Dec 2015
“Now called 'Plymouth Shop'.”
2 Feb 2015
“Vast selection of Plymouth drawings and books.”
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Pretty well the only place in the city which concentrates upon and stocks a vast collection of books, CDs, and pictures relating to all features of the city's history and life. The prints are almost all by the owner artist historian Chris Robinson but the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

Pre-eminent amongst living Plymouth historians Chris Robinson is constantly producing more books, presentations, films, drawings and image collections on a wide range of local places and subjects. Although the Tripadvisor heading has not been updated, this business which contains all his output is now called...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Dougal M
Reviewed 31 July 2014

So far as I can tell, this is the only shop in Plymouth that sells things, particularly books, photographs, drawings, DVDs etc which capture and describe the city and it's history. Small well stocked shop in one of the very few old streets left.

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank Hettie W
Reviewed 27 June 2014

A small but busy and well stocked family enterprise contains more images and source materiel about the present and history of Plymouth than any other shop. Hiding the listing in amongst the things to do/attractions is hiding its usefulness. Recommended. Pleasant little street too.

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank Josie W
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Small independent shop with vast stock of local drawings and range of books and DVDs on local history. Quite compact but ironically a better source of information about Plymouth and it's place in the region and nation's rough and tumble evolution than anything provided by...More

Date of experience: December 2013
7  Thank Hilly J
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Found this through Tripadvisor although must have walked past it lots of times without noticing what it was. There is a lot of materiel here. Not just prints, framed and unframed of hundreds of local views but also dozens of books and DVDs of local...More

Date of experience: May 2013
6  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Small, family run(?), shop selling vast selection of pen drawings of local scenes. Some tinted and some in frames. Also selection of books and DVDs. Great for anyone looking for a simple souvenir or a gift. Just noticed the website too.

Date of experience: August 2012
12  Thank Crow M
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Came here while trailing around looking for Christmas presents. Small unassuming front room shop packed with very many prints of pen drawings of local scenes. Also a lot of books on mostly twentieth century Plymouth history. Fascinating and very approachable.

Date of experience: December 2011
14  Thank Chas C
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This guy has been drawing famous and ordinary parts of Plymouth for half a century. For half that he's been writing books about as it was and is. For a decade or more he's been part of a company producing videos and DVDs showing us...More

Date of experience: December 2011
16  Thank Boadscreed
Reviewed 5 August 2011

Wide selection of local views, framed or unformed. Didn't feel like a hard sell or a ripoff, almost like they were doing it for love?

21  Thank creasedup
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