Plymouth LGBT Archive Newsletter Number 2 – Recollections of People and Places – LGBTHM2013

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Our second newsletter features recollections of people and places for LGBT History Month 2013. There are many things to reflect on during LGBT history month. We have a considerable amount to celebrate and yet so much more to achieve; especially when you look around the world. “Remember to spend time this month to think about those people who have and continue to help […]

Oral Histories – Memories of the Lockyer Tavern

The Lockyer Tavern Plymouth 1960

Through LGBT History Month 2013 we are sharing a selection of oral histories collected through the Heritage Lottery funded Pride in Our Past Project. Our first release focuses on the ‘Locker Tavern‘ where Mavis a barmaid tells her story along with customers Peter, Kevin and Ted. The oral history interview, as a method of capturing history, has grown in use […]

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.

Cinema Advert – Plymout’s Leading Nightspots 1970’s

This video has provided some interesting material and discussion on Facebook. It is a local cinema advert promoting the: The Birdcage, Union Street The Cascade, Lockyer Street The Commodore, Cornwall Street The night club favoured by Opportune’s crew was the Commodore Club in Cornwall Street. The Commodore was run by a flamboyant gay called Tommy […]

Site of the Lockyer Tavern Plymouth

Site of the Lockyer Tavern Plymouth, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: All that’s left of the famous Lockyer Tavern, it’s ‘Back Bar’ was a meeting place for the gay community of Plymouth throughout the 1950′s, 60′s and 70′s. Long demolished, it’s now the garden of the Bank Pub and […]