Local Studies Day celebrates the history of Plymouth and surrounding area.
Together with a full day programme of presentations there are exhibitions on local history and book stalls. Features include the Vikings, the Cattewater Wreck, revolt and taxation 1550-1640, war graves and film of Plymouth Blitz.
Research on Viking Activities in the South-West by Derek Gore,
Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter
- The Tudor
Cattewater Wreck: Recent Investigations into Finds and Dating by Martin Read,
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology at Plymouth University
'The Spice Box': How Performance Can Help us Understand History by Playwright
Jon Nash and actors from the Barbican Theatre
Revolt and Taxation in Plymouth and Devon, 1550 to 1640 by Todd Gray,
Research Fellow at the University of Exeter
Interesting: Victors and Victims of War by Dr Ian Hodgins
Past on Film: ‘Plymouth Beats’ by Stacey Anderson from the South
West Film and Television Archive and Colette Hobbs from the South West Image
on future projects for Libraries, Museums and the Plymouth and West Devon
Date/time: Saturday 7 May 2016, 9:00-16:00
Venue: Robbins Conference Centre
Tickets info: £12 per person. Further details and tickets available from February, visit the Plymouth Local Studies Day booking page.