- Friends of Central Park
- Karen Moore History
- Old Plymouth Society
As a community resource, we hope to establish a place where more people are encouraged to contribute their memories or photographs such that the record can be progressively refined and updated as new information comes to light.
Much repair and restoration work remains outstanding in the park, and it will need to be informed by knowledge of what existed previously as well as by present needs and desires. We want decision makers to have all the historical background so that they will make choices which are appropriate for the park and work to increase people’s enjoyment.
Following The Box’s opening in 2021, it became possible to go through the official records. It required painstaking research by Karen Moore and was part-funded by £250-a-POP. It identified a very large amount of new material from which heritage volunteers have compiled about 40 new articles. Once licensing and website issues can be addressed, these new articles and the existing ones will enable the whole of Central Park’s story to be told.
Moving into the final phase of work, The Box is keen to encourage the project and has joined the Collective having already provided useful information and generous offers of support. The Old Plymouth Society has also joined the Collective having heard about it in the Community Heritage Forum and being one of the main users of the information generated by the project.