Introducing the Friends of Plymouth LGBT Archive – Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce the Friends of Plymouth LGBT community archive newsletter in this first issue we reflect on the successful Pride in Our Past project and exhibition. Issue two will be out in January 2013 with details of LGBT History Month events and more news about becoming a friend of the Archive. Our initial ‘friends’ […]

Pride in Our Past Exhibition 2012

Pride in Our Past Exhibition 2012, a gallery on Flickr. Via Flickr:Photos from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery The successful Pride in Our Past Exhibition was on show for nine weeks at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery between 28th April and 30th June 2012. The exhibition was created by the work of […]

Introducing the Plymouth LGBT archive at Pride in the Park

We are looking forward to setting up our mobile display at Pride in the Park on Saturday 28th. The Community Archive and Heritage Group will formally present the award to volunteers on the stage at the bandstand. The event opens at 1.30 in Devonport Park with over six hours of live entertainment hosted by Miss […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive recognised as UK’s Most Inspirational Community Archive 2012

Plymouth LGBT Archive - Most Inspirational Community Archive

Pride in Our Past has won a prestigious national award from the Community Archive and Heritage Group it was announced at the Sixth CAHG Annual Conference held on 27th June 2012  that Pride in Our Past has won in the the Most Inspirational Community Archive category. There were 63 submissions to the Community Archive and Heritage Group […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive – Shining a Light on Plymouth’s LGBT Past

When the Pride in Our Past exhibition draws to it’s conclusion on 30th June, and much of the material collected moves to its permanent home in the Plymouth and West Devon Records office, it becomes more important than ever to continue the fantastic work that has been achieved by volunteers so far. This online archive […]

Hannah Silva – Creative Writing Workshop 16th June 2012

Hannah Silva – Creative Writing Workshop 16th June 2012, a set on Flickr. As part of the Pride in Our Past project we invited Hannah Silva Plymouth’s Artist in Residence to host a one day creative writing workshop. The workshop allowed people to use the personal stories, objects and photographs in the Pride in Our […]

Out Youth Plymouth – Pride in Our Past Exhibition

Out Youth Plymouth, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: The Pride in Our Past project was able to use some of its Heritage Lottery grant for youth engagement. Out Youth the support and social group in Plymouth for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and people questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ), leapt at […]

Pride in Our Past Volunteer at PWDRO

Pride in Our Past Volunteer at PWDRO, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: A volunteer for the Pride in Our Past project researching the old leather bound 1920’s court records that are providing us with windows into an evocative & tragic past. We uncover the tale of two men, Francis […]

Welcome to the Plymouth LGBT History Archive

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The Plymouth LGBT History Archive has been born out of the Pride in Our Past project funded by a Heritage Lottery grant received in 2011. A key aim of the project is the creation of a permanent virtual and physical archive that charts the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history. This site will become […]