Plymouth’s Past / City Thru a Lens


Aided by a £13,000 grant in March 2009 from South West Screen, Plymouth and West Devon Record Office worked closely with the South West Film and Television Archive and other partners to create themed packages of archive moving image. These related to aspects of the city’s past and its changing face as seen through the filmed media of the day.

Online access

Images and moving image footage from the project can be found on our Plymouth Pictured and City through a Lens websites.

Plymouth City Centre Exhibition

City Through a Lens_2Our ‘City Through a Lens’ exhibition was placed in Frankfort Gate, Place de Brest and the Jigsaw Garden (near the Cornwall street entrance to the Drake Circus shopping centre). They were complemented by film clips from the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), screened at regular intervals on the Big Screen in Armada Way.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to funding from South West Screen and support from the Plymouth City Centre Company and was curated by social enterprise FotoNow.

For images of the displays, see our Flickr page.