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 – Listed

Coronation Boathouse, Bantham – Listed

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...
Visiting during the pandemic: face-to-face events

Visiting during the pandemic: face-to-face events

Visiting the DRA during the Covid-19 Pandemic: what to expect at face-to-face events If you are planning to attend a face-to-face event in the Archive, the following information will provide details of how we will be minimising risks and making our venue Covid-19...
Visiting during the pandemic: face-to-face events

Visiting during the pandemic: July Update

Visiting the DRA during the Covid-19 Pandemic – From July 2021  This document explains what our operating procedures mean for those planning to use the Archive for private browsing and independent study during the pandemic. It also outlines what you will need to...
Blackawton in the 1990s

Blackawton in the 1990s

A selection of photographs taken by Dr Jacqueline Sarsby, a social anthropologist & photographer.  During the 1990s the pattern of farming in Devon was changing, and many of the traditional farm skills – such as hand-turning butter and making a mangold...