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The Old Town Walls of Plymouth (Part 1)

May 21st 2016

Saturday 21 May, 11am to 1pm (meet at 10.45am for a prompt start) Meet at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, Unit 3, Clare Place, Plymouth PL4 0JW Join Walks with History for a walk around the Barbican area and the site of Plymouth Fort before continuing on to the City Centre where there […]

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The Old Town Walls of Plymouth (Part 2)

May 21st 2016

Saturday 21 May, 1.30pm to 3pm (meet at 1.15pm for a prompt start) Meet at the Sun Dial, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1LA Discover even more with Walks with History as you go via Drake Circus and Ebrington Street following the line of the northern wall back to Coxside. £2 per person / Booking is […]

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

September 10th 2016

See behind the scenes at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. Take an archivist-led tour of the strongroom, which contains over 2 miles’ worth of documents and is normally off-limits to the public. See some of the gems from the collection, such as the oldest document, dating back to 1190 and the earliest illuminated charter for the city, dating from 1554. […]

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Family Event: Archive Voyagers

November 19th 2016

See the historic Queen Mary Charter which dates from 1554, plus lots of items relating to Sir Francis Drake. Create a wonderful map inspired by Ptolemy’s Atlas which was possibly used by Drake on his travels around the world! Free parking onsite. This is a National Archives Week 2016 event. £3 per person. Advance booking essential due to limited places via www.motarchives.eventbrite.com.

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