From the Grassroots: An Oral History of Community Politics in Devon is creating a sound archive of people involved in local politics within the county from 1945 until the present day. A History of Parliament project based at the Devon Heritage Centre, From the Grassroots is principally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will run until April 2015. With the help of volunteers, we are recording political events in Devon from a local angle and charting the changes in post-1945 political campaigning. The new archive of oral histories will remain in Devon as valuable resource in political history for current and future generations.
Through our Research and dissemination activities, we aim to explore the story of Devon’s rich political heritage as told by the participants themselves. This website is part of an exciting outreach programme that includes teaching packages, a series of workshops, talks, and a touring exhibition that will be launched in January 2015. See our News/Events section for more details.
The project is still ongoing, and so we will add material to the website as we develop it. Keep checking back for new material, and don't forget that you can still Get Involved! We are looking for contributions from all parties and political traditions in Devon. See below for details.