Plymouth Barbican Association, South West Image Bank
The South West Image Bank is a photographic repository based in Plymouth which offers public access to a collection of over two million images relating to the post-war development of the City of Plymouth, other parts of Devon and the County of Cornwall.
The collection was passed onto the Plymouth Barbican Association by the Western Morning News and provides a wonderful visual record of the many news events and articles which have featured in the local papers from 1945-2002.
A team of dedicated volunteers is currently cataloguing and scanning the images into a searchable database under the guidance of full time Archivist Stacey Dyer.
To view the working catalogue and associated scanned images, the public access room will be open from February 2008, Monday to Friday between 9:30-16:30, closing for lunch between 12:30-13:30. Booking is advisable though not mandatory.
Telephone and email enquiries are welcome and copies of the images can be supplied upon request. We would also be interested in hearing from any more potential volunteers who would like to participate in this exciting venture.