Case Study – Published on The National Archives Website

National Archives building Kew

The National Archives have published a case study on the creation of the Plymouth LGBT Archive – ‘Archiving the lives and histories of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community in Plymouth‘. The project resulted in a specific archive accession to represent the lives and histories of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community […]

Press Release 27/6/12 Pride in Our Past wins National Award – Most Inspirational Community Archive

Pride in Our Past - Most Inspirational Community Archive

National award for ‘Pride in our Past’ – Most inspirational Community Archive Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history of the City of Plymouth wins’ Most Inspirational Community Archive’ A project to uncover and celebrate the little-discussed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history of the City of Plymouth has won ‘Most Inspirational Community Archive’ in […]

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

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

Pride in Our Past Creative Writing Group 16th June 2012

pride-in-our-past-creative-writing-group, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: A group of people working at the Pride in Our Past creative writing workshop hosted by Plymouth Artist in Residence Hannah Silva. We are looking forward to receiving the results of their labours for inclusion in the Plymouth LGBT history archive.

Pride in Our Past will be at PRIDE in the PARK on 28th July

Pride in the Park - Pride in Plymouth logo

Over the last twelve months, our fellow Heritage Lottery Funded community group the ‘Friends of Devonport Park’ have received various HLF grants to restore the park and make other improvements. One of their more ambitious projects is the new ornate bandstand which replaces the Victorian original. In connection with this, the friends have been keen to arrange as […]

Pride in Our Past Exhibition Exciting News

Lady Nancy Astor, Plymouth Hoe ,1941

The narrative for the exhibition has been finalised and work has started on building the panels and exhibit pieces. Throughout the exhibition there will be listening post to hear snippets of oral histories relevant to the theme. In addition to the local histories, memories and memorabilia collected  we can announce that there will be some […]

Pride in Our Past enter Community Archive Awards

We have submitted entries for the Community Archive Awards providing details about our fantastic project and the creation of a permanent physical and on-line LGBT history archive for the city of Plymouth. In support of our entry Professor Roberta Mock (Plymouth University) provided the following statement: “The Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research […]

Capturing Our Past – Photography is so Glamorous

Capturing Our Past, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: One of our photographers capturing buildings that were once home to a gay venue or important to the gay social scene in Plymouth. The images captured will be used in the Pride in Our Past Exhibition which opens on the 28th […]

Pride in Our Past Presents the Winner of the Photography Competition

Plymouth University provided the venue on 4th February for the judging of the Pride in Our Past Photography competition. The judging panel consisted of Ryan Huws, Anna Whittall and, the city’s archivist, Louisa Mann. Unfortunately, Chris Parnell was unable to attend due to college commitments. All the entries for the competition were laid out for […]

FREE FILM – A Single Man – 23rd Feb 2012

A Single Man – 23rd Feb 2012, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Pride in Our Past team up with Peninsula arts screening the award winning film A Single Man staring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. 8.15pm Thursday 23rd February 2012. Jill Craigie Cinema Roland Levinsky Building (University of Plymouth) To book […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Closing Date for Photography Competition Extended to 14th January 2012

Due to last minute interest from people keen to share their Christmas and New Year photos, we’ve decided to extend the closing date for the photo competition to Saturday 14th January 2012. It would be great if as many of you as possible took this opportunity to email in pictures that represent your holiday season, […]

Pride in Our Past News – December 2011

In this months news World AIDS Day 2011, Creative Writing workshops and a report from the 9th annual Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History and Archives Conference.