Eagle-Eyed Volunteers

Eagle-Eyed Volunteers

Property in old photograph identified as Old Newnham.  We were recently contacted by a couple who had been given an album of old photographs by a relative. The family snapshots are believed to have been taken in the 1930s, but there was little information to show who...
Church Guides Donated

Church Guides Donated

New to the Archive Three boxes of church guidebooks and leaflets have just been donated to the Archive, they are great resource for anyone researching their parish church or its monuments and often contain information about the history of the parish too. These will be...
South Devon Snapshots

South Devon Snapshots

Large collection of images donated to the Archive. Earlier this year we were approached by a lady looking to find a home for her late father’s collection of historic documents, plans, photographs and books relating to South Devon. This impressive Archive of...
Central Park, Plymouth

Central Park, Plymouth

A park for recreation.The Archive recently received a c.1928 plan for Central Park in Plymouth. At first glance, the item looks like a history book, but when fully opened you discover a A1, linen-backed plan for the city’s proposed recreation area. The plan is...
New to the Archive

New to the Archive

Early 20th century farm sale details. Nearly 1000 items have been added to our collection since summer began, and we are extremely grateful to all those who have donated this material. The newest additions include local history publications, newspaper cuttings,...
Coronation Boathouse, Bantham

Coronation Boathouse, Bantham

A ‘striking’ structure on the River Avon. In August, six seaside heritage sites were granted listed status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England. One of the sites, listed Grade II, was Coronation...