Photography Competition Judges

The closing date for the Pride in Our Past photography competition passed on the 14th January. We can now announce the judges who will convene on the 4th February to judge the entries. We are very impressed with the quality of the photos and the diverse range of content submitted. We will present the lucky […]

Susanne Bösche Author – Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin

Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin book cover

Susanne Bösche Author – Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Danish author Susanne Bösche with Prudence de Villiers at In Other Words bookshop in Plymouth. Susanne Bösche wrote ‘Jenny Lives with Eric and Marin’ which was published in Danish in 1981 and in English in 1983. […]

Pride in Our Past News January 2012

Pride in Our Past newsletter for January 2012 has been published in this edition: Pride in Our Past Exhibition is taking shape Our next informal drop in will be on Saturday 4th February at the Theatre Royal between 1.30 and 3.30pm. Come along for a chat, bring any memorabilia you may have. As part of […]

2007 – George Michael and Elton John in Plymouth

In 2007 Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park stadium hosted two big summer concerts with out gay pop music icons Elton John and George Michael playing at the stadium. Elton John brought his his Las Vegas Red Piano show to Plymouth, including huge inflatables and an array of special effects on May 26th 2007. It is reported […]

Cliff Road Plymouth – Site of Mr Harry’s

Cliff Road Plymouth – Site of Mr Harry’s, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: This is the site of the infamous Mr. Harry’s night club on Cliff Road, West Hoe, Plymouth. Mr Harry’s club was a far more openly gay nightclub than the city had seen before and provided a […]

Mr Harrys – Robert Lenkiewicz -1983

Mr Harrys – Robert Lenkiewicz -1983, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Mr Harry’s was a famous gay club in Plymouth. Local artist Robert Lenkiewicz captured some of the regulars in this painting completed in 1983.

In Other Words Book Shop Plymouth

In Other Words Book Shop Plymouth, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. In Other Words Bookshop which opened on Mutley Plain in 1982 by Prudence de Villiers and her partner Gay Jones, broke new ground in Plymouth when it opened by selling a wide range of literature including anti-war, environmental and gay […]

In Other Words – Clause-28 Window Display 1988

In Other Words – Clause-28 Window Display 1988, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. In Other Words Window Display 1988 raising awareness of ‘Clause 28‘  or Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 that caused the controversial addition of Section 2A to the Local Government Act 1986 (affecting England, Wales and […]

ALLFELLAS Flyer 1990’s

ALLFELLAS Flyer 1990’s, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: Allfellas was a Plymouth gay social group that met and organised events through the early 1990’s. This is a scan of one of their flyers. Related Links: Allfellas newsletter summer 1994 Allfellas newsletter Autumn 1995 Allfellas Poster 1990’s

ALLFELLAS Gay Social Group Newsletter Autumn 1995

Click to view the Allfellas newsletter

The Allfellas newsletter published in the Autumn of 1995 this manually typed and formatted newsletter was photocopied on A3 paper and tri folded to make a tall narrow booklet. On the front cover there is a tribute to Terry Sweet a founder member of the Allfellas group who was brutally murdered in Central  Park (7th […]

ALLFELLAS Gay Social Group Newsletter Summer 1994

ALLFELLAS news letters and artwork 1990's

The ALLFELLAS Gay Social Group newsletter published in the summer of 1994 (ten years before facebook was launched). The scan and photos do not do justice to the amount of work and creativity that went into producing this news letter, the content was typed and many of the illustrations drawn by hand. The newsletter was […]

ALLFELLAS – Gay Social Group Poster 1990’s

ALLFELLAS was a gay social group that met on Wednesdays and organised various social events for gay men in Plymouth through the early 1990’s. This is a hand crafted poster promoting the group. Related links: Allfellas newsletter summer 1994 Allfellas newsletter Autumn 1995

Drop ins and Exhibition Update

On Saturday 21st January 2012 we are holding the first of a series of informal drop ins where you can meet members of the Pride in Our Past team to find out more about the project and the up and coming exhibition that will open in April. We have chosen to hold our first drop […]