Plymouth LGBT Archive – London – Exeter and Back to London for Performance Legacies Symposium

This is a particularly busy week for our Archive Co-ordinator Plymouth University Phd Student Alan Butler who on Wednesday 20th March, was invited to attended a round table discussion, at the Heritage Lottery Headquarters in London, concerning the future of funding for oral history projects around the United Kingdom.  The HLF were very  interested in […]

No to Hate Crime Vigil Plymouth 28.10.11

No to Hate Crime Vigil Plymouth 28.10.11, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: A selection of photos taken by Laura at the Plymouth Vigil Against Hate Crime. Friday 28th October 2011. The Vigil was organised by the Plymouth University LGBT group. Read More at: blog.prideinplymouth.org.uk/plymouth-vigil-against-hate-c…

In Other Words

The ‘In Other Words’ Bookshop was opened on Mutley Plain in 1982 by Prudence de Villiers and her partner Gay Jones. The shop broke new ground in Plymouth as it became a focal point for Plymouth’s few but determined radical activists. The shop sold a wide range of literature that was generally unavailable in most bookshops at the […]

Pride in Our Past winning photo by Kevin Kelland

Pride in Our Past winning photo by Kevin Kelland, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. This is the winning entry of the Pride in Our Past photography competition. A photo taken by photographer Kevin Kelland showing Peter Tatchell leading the Pride Flag across Royal Parade, Plymouth for the cities Pride Event 2009. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

LGBT History and Pride Timeline 1942 – 2007

This time line compiled by Mark Ayres was first displayed at Plymouth Pride Event 2007. The content of this publication has been collected from various public sources and may require verification.

A Navy Court Martial 1807 – by Rictor Norton

Reproduced by kind permission of the Author: Rictor Norton (Ed.), “A Navy Court Martial, 1807,” Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England: A Sourcebook. 26 November 2006; updated 2 March 2011 . Source: http://rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/1807berr.htm   Tuesday, 6 October 1807 COURT MARTIAL. On the 2d instant a Court Martial was held on board the Salvador del Mundo, in Hamoaze, […]

Stigma creates fear of reporting attacks (1995)

First Published: Thursday, 9 November 1995 Source: The Independent Copyright: Link to full article Jason Bennetto reports on Plymouth’s insular gay community in Plymouth It is said that you can get all of Plymouth’s gay activists into two taxis. As in most of Britain’s provincial cities few homosexuals are willing to stand up and be […]