From the Grassroots is a History of Parliament project, but we have a number of important partners and we are very grateful for their support in From the Grassroots. You can find out more about them, and us, here.

The History of Parliament is a research project creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. Unparalleled in the comprehensiveness of its treatment, the History is generally regarded as one of the most ambitious, authoritative and well-researched projects in British history. For more, visit the History of Parliament online.

The Devon Heritage Centre is the principal archives and local studies repository for the county of Devon.  It holds a vast range of original and secondary source material relating to the county’s history including parish records; title deeds; estate, tithe and Ordnance Survey maps; books and journals; prints and drawings; photographs and newspapers.  For more, visit the Devon Heritage Centre website.

Heritage Lottery Fund. We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HFL) South-West is contributing £53,400 to fund From the Grassroots. The HLF is the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage, with around £375million a year to invest in new projects and a considerable body of knowledge, we are also a leading advocate for the value of heritage to modern life. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our heritage. Since 1994, HLF has supported over 36,500 projects allocating more than £6billion across the UK. For more, visit the HLF website.

The Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, part of Plymouth City Council’s Arts and Heritage Services, contains records relating to Plymouth and West Devon. It is open four days a week, based on Clare Place, Plymouth. You can find out more, browse the online catalogue, and view research guides on their website.

Plymouth University is one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, Plymouth has over 30,000 students , almost 3,000 staff, an annual income of around £160 million, and a major role in the Combined Universities in Cornwall. For more information, visit their website.

University of Exeter A leading international university, the University of Exeter undertakes groundbreaking research and deliver a world-class student experience in a campus environment of outstanding natural beauty. The University traces its origins to schools and colleges established in the middle of the nineteenth century. The University has 19,300 students and 2,200 members of staff employed in six Colleges over three campuses. For more information, visit their website.


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