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Plymouth History Centre starts on site

work starting in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council took a big step towards providing a brand new home for its archive collections when Councillor Sam Davey, the Deputy Lord Mayor, put the first spade in the ground to start construction of the Plymouth History Centre.

The new facility will be an extension to the existing Central Library and house a host of material from the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, South West Film & Television Archive and South West Image Bank. It is part of a project which will also join together the existing Museum and Library buildings and convert accommodation at St Luke's church into a high quality exhibition and events space.

Devon Family History Society is an enthusiastic supporter of the venture. Its secretary Maureen Selley spoke at the ground breaking ceremony on behalf of the stakeholders.

Construction is due to complete in summer 2019 and the entire site will be open by spring 2020 as part of Plymouth's Mayflower celebrations.

Why not read more online about the opening event? There is also an opportunity to view the latest videos about the progress of the project.


Francis Howcutt
FFHS Archives Liaison

17 January 2017

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