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PRESS RELEASE - 17 December 2018: A new blue plaque honouring a pioneering female medic has been unveiled on the University of Plymouth’s campus. Dr Rosa Bale's plaque can be found on the north side of the Portland Square building.
PRESS RELEASE - 13 December 2018: Almost 100 years to the day since women voted in a General Election for the first time (December 14, 1918), a new blue plaque highlighting the location of two venues linked to the women’s suffrage movement of the early 1900s has been unveiled outside Plymouth College of Art.
by Stacey Turner, Events and Audience Development Coordinator In 1916, over 95,000 farm labourers from remote Northern China volunteered to leave their homes. They packed their belongings, said goodbye to their families and began a three-month journey to the Western Front. Many of them would never return. These men were the Chinese Labour Corps; a […]
by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer ‘Maker Memories’ is a community project that aims to capture the rich and diverse heritage of Maker Camp in South East Cornwall at a time when things for the venue are really changing. When we were getting ready to close the Museum and Art Gallery and considering which projects […]
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers. One of our most recognisable feats of civil engineering is the Tamar Bridge. This fantastic black and white photograph from the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office shows it being built at the start of the 1960s.
Plymouth is home to a number of pioneering structures. One of the most well-known is Smeaton’s Tower. This red and blue screen-printed poster of Smeaton’s Tower was acquired for our collections in 2014. It’s one of a series of posters entitled 'Plymouth's Most Spectacular Skyscrapers' created by Joshua Blackwell.
by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer ‘Plymouth After Dark’ is an exciting four year outreach project exploring the range of activities that take place across the city at night. We launched it last year with a 1960’s themed event that some of you may remember! Our aim is to capture peoples’ memories, collect objects to […]
by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer (Communities) I’ve been busy with colleagues from our Programmes Team over the last few weeks planning ‘Plymouth After Dark’, a new exciting community project from the City Council’s Arts and Heritage Service. The project will spend the next four years examining, recording and documenting life in the city when […]
“Your books are as usual the best we have had. You are a genius at picking them out but then you are a genius at many things.” Excerpt from a letter from Nancy Astor to James Joseph Judge, 1 January 1926 Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, James Joseph Judge (1869-1954), or JJJ to his friends, had a […]