Buckfastleigh in the 1920s

Buckfastleigh Archive

The Archive Department at the Valiant Soldier collects, preserves and indexes materials relating to Buckfastleigh history.

These include:
•Newspapers and magazines
•Unpublished local materials e.g. personal memories, written and spoken
•Audiovisual materials
•Facsimiles of materials held elsewhere.such as census data, gazeteers.
•Lists of useful websites

Can we help?
We are also happy to assist people who wish to research family and town history by arranging access to the archives. There are charges for research and copying done by our volunteers on the behalf of the enquirer.

Can you help?
We are always glad to hear from people who have information or materials to add to the history of the town and its inhabitants, either to be donated or loaned to be digitally recorded.

We are keen to hear from people who might like to volunteer to help the work of the Archive Department.

Email enquiries: valiantsoldierbuckfastleigh@gmail.com

Dartmoor Archive Project
We are currently creating a database of images and documents which will be uploaded onto the Dartmoor Archive website to provide better public access to our records.

Photographic Archive
The Valiant Soldier Photographic Archive is currently viewable on the Dartmoor Trust Archive website.
dartmoortrust.org/archive  –  click on Valiant Soldier in list of collections in alphabetical order.

Linked to the ongoing Devon History Society project “Devon  in the 1920’s” we have produced a document entitled “Buckfastleigh in the 1920’s : Health and welfare in a small industrial town”. You can access this by clicking on the link below. Copyright Valiant Soldier, Buckfastleigh.