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10 Signs You Grew Up In Plymouth England And Are Proud Of It

10 Signs You Grew Up In Plymouth England And Are Proud Of It

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Here are the obvious signs you grew up in Plymouth England and are so proud of it! Plymouth is a cute and cosy town that locals love.

Plymouth, also known as Britain’s Ocean City is in the South West of England in Devon. If you grew up in Plymouth, it is likely you have experienced many of things mentioned below. Most probably spending much of your childhood exploring Plymouth Hoe, enjoying ice creams and chips whilst looking out to sea. Keep reading to discover 15 signs you grew up in Plymouth.

Enjoying an ice-cream, no matter what the Weather

Living by the water, we are lucky to have an abundance of ice cream vans lined up across the water front, more commonly known as the Hoe. A classic favourite is the good old Mr Whippy. Best enjoyed with a flake, or maybe some clotted cream if you are feeling extra cheeky.  This seaside classic is enjoyed by Plymothians year-round. If you go there, even in the middle of December, you are sure to find a number of cars parked up enjoying an ice-cream, looking out to sea. This is one of the many signs you grew up in Plymouth.

The wind and rain of a city-based town

Although England itself is sometimes known for its bad weather. I have to say, Plymouth itself, being a seaside town, is known for its warm welcome even in the  wind and rain. Sure enough, nothing would stop us Plymothians enjoying our day, whatever it may be.

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Going for a dip

Fortunately, Plymouth is known for their open-air swimming pool, the Tinside Lido. I am sure many Plymothians during their childhood enjoyed meeting with friends on a sunny day, or maybe a not so sunny day in a wet suit enjoying the slightly cold water.

Explaining where you come from:

If you are lucky enough to travel abroad, I am sure many of you have had the comment. “where are you from then?”  You then spend your time explaining how no, you don’t live near London, but in a place called Plymouth in Devon, then for them to say “Oh I haven’t heard of that.”

The famous sundial

For many years, the sundial played a vital part as a place to throw pennies in, or more than likely as a place for meeting your friends, or to sit whilst your other half shops. It serves many purposes! This is one of the many signs you grew up in Plymouth.

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The Mayflower Steps

Probably one of Plymouth’s most famous landmarks, are the Mayflower Steps is where the Pilgrims are believed to have sailed from to America. If you grew up in Plymouth, you most probably visited here, or have taken friends and family who are visiting Plymouth to see it. This is one of the many signs you grew up in Plymouth.

 

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The sign you know you’re home

After driving home from wherever you may be, (probably from quite far as Plymouth is a good drive to anywhere really) I am sure many of us have that similar feeling of seeing the Ski slope and knowing you are very nearly home. Hooray! This is one of the many signs you grew up in Plymouth.

Enjoying the fireworks

Luckily, Plymouth has nearly always had a fire work championship every year. There was no better feeling than meeting up with friends and watching the display light up the night time sky and spending all of your spare money on chips, and one too many fairground rides.

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Ducking from Seagulls

If you grew up in Plymouth, it is likely you have enjoyed a bag of chips at least once on the Barbican and the familiar fear of looking out for the mass of seagulls and pigeons surrounding the sky. This is one of the many signs you grew up in Plymouth.

A trip to Plymouth Argyle

If you grew up in Plymouth, you most likely enjoyed a Plymouth Argyle football game, with an array of green scarfs and hats and maybe a pasty and pint. c’mon you Greens!

Did any of you grow up in Plymouth and know of any signs you grew up in Plymouth? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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