Buckfastleigh Archive


Local archives


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•Unpublished local materials e.g. personal memories, written and spoken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.

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.

D-Day exhibition

For this 2019 Open Season the Archive Department is organising a display relating to the impact of WW2 on Buckfastleigh leading to the presence of the US Army billeted here leading up to the D-Day landings and beyond. The loan of any relevant material would be gratefully received. You can contact us by phoning the Valiant Soldier when open or by emailing us directly at valiantsoldierbuckfastleigh@gmail.com.