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. https://plymlgbtarchive.org.uk/

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 […]

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.  

Pride in Our Past News – Loads Going On to Create an Exhibition to be PROUD OF

Pride in Our Past – Exhibition We have attended a series of meetings with staff from the City Museum and Art Gallery where we have started to block the exhibition on paper.  This initial draft of how the exhibition may be laid out will give the exhibition working group a lot to consider over the […]

Project Update 16th October 2011

Helen our project coordinator has had a busy week meeting most of the volunteers working on setting the record straight in Plymouth. Helen will catch up with those she missed over the next week or so. This has provided Helen with a good insight into the work done so far and will enable her to […]

Pride in Our Past Meets members of the Rainbow Experience in Plymouth

We were invited along to another meeting with Age Concern’s LGBT group, The Rainbow Experience, today at their new venue of Hawkins Meeting House.  This gave us the opportunity to discuss the project with people who are in a position to make a real contribution and they certainly intend to do just that.  A creative […]

Plymouth online LGBT Archive taking shape

Plymouth LGBT Archive screen capture

We have started to build the on-line aspect of the Plymouth LGBT archive at http://plymlgbtarchive.org.uk That brings together our collected data stored on services such as Flickr and Scribd into one central searchable resource. Feeds from both the archive and this news blog are combined and displayed on our main website that remains the best […]

Pride in Our Past volunteers at Archives from the Attic

Saturday 23rd July 2011 saw Pride in Our Past volunteers behind a stand in the Guildhall, as part of the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office’s special event, Archives from the Attic. People were encouraged to attend the day and share their stories as well as bringing documents and memorabilia for inclusion at the records […]

This weekend is a lively one for the Pride in Our Past team

To continue the 30s theme began at our launch event on the 1st July, 2011, we’re collaborating with Hawkins Meeting House to put on a very special showing of the iconic “Wizard of Oz”. . one of the most popular films of that decade and the beginning of Judy Garland’s rise to becoming a gay […]

Introduction from the Chair of PPF

Virginia Woolf once said: “Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded” Plymouth Pride Forum and the city of Plymouth have just been given a fantastic opportunity to record a part of its past that up, until now, has been overlooked. “I’m personally excited by the prospect of the ‘Pride in our Past’ project […]

Plymouth Archive Visit Sat 7th May

Following on from two introductory visits last year, the Plymouth and West Devon Records Office is again opening it’s doors to the Plymouth Pride Forum on Sat 7th May at 11am. With a number of new volunteers joining the project in the last few weeks, this visit allows for all those involved to immerse themselves […]

PWDRO Visit

We will soon announce a further visit to the Plymouth and West Devon Records Office for all people who have volunteered or shown an interest since the visits last year. If you are interested in visiting the Records Office or volunteering to be part of one or more of the six working parties: (i) formation […]