South West and Wales

Anglesey Archives

Three schoolchildren touch an interactive map on a screen

Image credit: Anglesey Archives

Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives worked with artist, Jwls Williams and Ysgol Gynradd Amlwch primary school to celebrate inclusion and diversity in Anglesey; exploring the stories of the Stein and Pollecoff families who settled in the area after emigrating from Russia.


Falmouth University and University of Exeter

An old colour photograph of four people having lunch in front of their car

Image credit: Institute of Cornish Studies, Archives & Special Collections, University of Exeter Penryn Campus (ref: ICS12/15835)

In response to the Coronavirus lockdown, University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus Archives & Special Collections created ‘Out and About with Mr Woolf’, an online exhibition of digitised slides recreating a day trip around Cornwall.


Gloucestershire Archives

A large group of people stand in a large circle holding hands outside

Image credit: Dr Andrew Bradley, University of Gloucester

An immersive theatre performance based on patient case notes from Victorian and Edwardian lunatic asylums, formed part of Never Better; a partnership project between Gloucestershire Archives, Strike A Light and GUST to promote awareness of mental health.


Jersey Archive

A black and white photograph of a huge crowd filling the street outside the Pomme D'or Hotel

Image credit: Channel Islands Occupation Society, Jersey (ref: JA Ref L/D/25/F2/3)

Jersey Archive developed a series on online webinars, exhibitions and audio content to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the island after 5 years of German Occupation.


Plymouth Archives and Local Studies

A woman standing a brightly lit room with archives images arranged in grids on the walls

Image credit: Andrew Meredith, courtesy of Event Communications

The Box, Plymouth’s new combined gallery, museum and archive, opened to the public. As well as dedicated research space, the building features an Actives Archives gallery, enabling visitors to explore key points in Plymouth’s history.


Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University

A black and white photograph of older woman holding a banner saying 'Grannies against nuclear winter'

Image credit: Raissa Page (ref: DC3/14/1/18)

Self-taught documentary photographer Raissa Page captured the lives of marginalised groups at times of social change. A one year cataloguing project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, has opened up access to her fascinating photographic collection held at the Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University.


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