Archive Bites- Plymouth in the past

The archives are now offering a new series of events that are going to run every month. Those are called ‘Archive Bites’ and will be a small expositions that will feature a thematic series of objects from the depths of the archive’s collections. This past week the subject was Plymouth in the past and featured pictures taken circa 1959 and a historical plan of the market part of Plymouth with all the shops clearly market. For the duration of the day, people were coming up to the archives to look at the pictures and swap the stories of the city. Here is what you’ve missed:

  • Throwing stones at rats in the car park
  • Driving Ford Prefect with it’s windshield wipes closely connected to the revving of its engine.
  • The story of a closure of a famous Plymouth restaurant. Allegedly because of fears that people would choose its terrace to jump off it.
  • Debating the intricate difference between collecting pink stamps over the green stamps.
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