May 2015 Update

  This May (2015) has been an exciting month for Pride in Plymouth CIC . . . and the Plymouth LGBT Archive project, which it continues to support. On the 20th May, as part of Plymouth’s History Festival month, Alan Butler took a group of intrepid explorers on walk around the city centre to experience […]

Local Studies Day – Plymouth LGBT Archive at the 2014 History Festival

Plymouth History Festival 2014 logo

Today the Plymouth LGBT Mobile Archive was one of the exhibits at the Local Studies Day which is one of many events being held in the city as part of the  Plymouth History Festival 2014. The Local Studies Day event is organised by Plymouth City Council Libraries, Museums and Record Office, in partnership with Plymouth University, Peninsula […]

Archives from the Attic on 25th May

Archives from the Attic 2013: The Way We Live Saturday 25 May, 10am to 4pm Portland Square Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Come along to this event to find out more about your own old documents and photos. Experts from Plymouth City Council’s Record Office, the Friends of Devon Archives and the […]

Community Open House for Lord Mayor’s Day

Saturday 18th May marks Lord Mayor’s Day in Plymouth.  To celebrate this event, Plymouth University are playing host to Community Open House event involving many of the groups who are playing a part in the city’s History Festival this month. The Community Open House is a fun vibrant community event  which has taken place annually […]

Sailors and Sweethearts

Until 16th March, The Drum theatre in Plymouth is playing host to a very special play.  Sailors and Sweethearts is a celebration of the work of local artist Beryl Cook, one of Britain’s best know painters whose paintings concerned themselves with “ordinary people enjoying themselves”. Many of those ordinary folks were inhabitants of the city […]

LGBT History Month 2013

Plymouth LGBT Mobile Archive

A nice write up from The Herald newspaper here of our LGBT History month event on 18th February.  Thanks to everyone who came down to support and help . . . and a big thank you to Kevin Kelland for taking some wonderful pictures: http://http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/History-archive-helps-celebrate-Plymouth-s-LGBT/story-18255674-detail/story.html# More Pictures can be found on our Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com//photos/plymlgbtarchive/sets/72157632812050061/show/ […]

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 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 […]

Working Groups making good progress on the Pride in Our Past Project

Each of our working groups have been making good progress over the last few weeks.  Our researchers in the Records Office have been uncovering some amazing stories of places and people in Plymouth’s history and some fascinating people have come forward to speak to our Oral History Group.  We’re beginning to collect some great interviews […]

Each delve into Plymouth’s gay past brings a new insight

The old leather bound 1920’s court records are allowing us windows into an evocative & tragic past. We have uncovered the tale of two men, Francis & William, who are hauled before the local magistrate in early Aug. 1924 accused of committing an Act of Gross Indecency, they plead not guilty & the case is […]

Spirit of Discovery Tour

Plymouth’s past has long been associated with the Spirit of Discovery and, on June 18th, Pride in Plymouth and the Plymouth Pride Forum are giving you the chance to take part in a discovery tour of their own. With the commencement of Plymouth Pride Forum’s archive project, exploring Plymouth’s history has never been more relevant […]