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Research your Family History

For the Plymouth History Festiva l we have been taking a look at some of the ways you can discover Plymouth's history through your local library.  So far we have explored books , newspapers and maps .  For our final blog we're sharing all the ways we can help you discover your family history.  If you're just starting out, the first thing to do is try to...
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Ken's Story

Ken attends the Southway Library Memory Café which meets every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. "I’ve been coming to the Memory Café for about 12 months now. When I lost my wife I just got lower and lower. It was a really difficult time for me. I wasn’t myself, if someone even mentioned my wife’s name I just cried. We had been happily married for 60 years it was such a shock. I got to...
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Plymouth maps

Extract from an antiquarian map entitled “Environs of Plymouth and Devonport”, 1850 For the Plymouth History Festival this month we're taking a look at just a few of the local history resources you can access through your local library. We've already covered books and newspapers .  This week we're exploring our map collections.  Our collection includes Ordnance...
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Plymouth newspapers

For the Plymouth History Festival we're highlighting some of the resources we have if you're interested in finding out about Plymouth's history.  You'll find our first blog on books  here .  Newspapers are a fantastic way to discover the history of a city, whether you're looking for news articles, family notices, obituaries, letters or advertisements....
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Get Creative with libraries

The Get Creative Festival is a huge celebration of everything creative, taking place across the UK and Ireland from 11 to 19 May 2019. We have a lot of activities in libraries next week that will help you develop your crafty side.  See what's happening .  But all year round there's nowhere better than your local library to help you develop your crafty...
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