Bordering Devon and Cornwall, the River Tamar stretches through some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the south west. Over the years, much has changed in the region. Gone are the many barges that once took fruit, vegetables and other produce up and down the river. The river was once a hive of industry with many tin, copper, lead, silver and tungsten mines along its banks.Much has changed but the river is still very busy with boats, dinghies and jet skis. Regular yacht races are held weekly and there is much activity as the river nears Plymouth. This book shows the many developments over the years including changes to transport, shipping and fashions as well as changes to the many communities that live nearby.
Derek Tait has written numerous books on local, national and British history. His past jobs have included working as a photographer and as a cartoonist. He has been writing local history books for many years now and has regular columns in the Herald, the Plymouth Shopper, the Plymstock and Wembury Marketplace Magazine and the Cramleigh Magazine. He also writes blog articles for Devon Life. He lives in Plymouth.