Plymouth East Division
(Photographed by Lawrie Richardson)
Plymouth East is at the centre of the city of Plymouth. From the Hoe where Sir Francis Drake famously bowled as the Spanish Armada advance, to the historic Barbican from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail and later the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The city centre has a plethora of shops, cafes and a very successful Mall for even more retail therapy!
There is also the upwardly mobile area of the Royal William Yard, Naval premises converted to up market dwellings and close by is Brittany Ferries, gateway to France and Spain.
Central to the city is the Minster Church of St Andrews and the Guildhall alongside the 60's architecture of the Civic Centre and the new University buildings which seem to be continually mushrooming out from the centre.
On the outskirts of the city centre are the residential areas of Mutley, Mannamead, Peverell, Mount Gould, Laira and Eggbuckland, and even further out Roborough, Estover and Leigham. All these are part of Plymouth East Division.
In short, a vibrant, diverse, colourful and interesting area for all to enjoy.