Author: Felicia Davies

Announcing the Launch of KYP Devon! Now available online

Putting Devon on the Map KYP Devon: We are delighted to announce that Know Your Place Devon is now available online. The inclusion of Devon in this project will enable people to access historic maps online for the first time and enable them to explore how their local area has changed over time.  

Free Training Workshops – North Somerset

North Somerset Council are running free training workshops which will show you how to use Know Your Place as a digital research resource, how it can provide an online platform for collections material and how to go about mapping collections/information onto it.   The events will be taking place at 4 different locations across North […]

The Last Word

As our project comes to an end, Project Officer Felicia Davies reflects on what we’ve achieved in this concluding blog. Having had the privilege of managing the delivery of the Know Your Place – West of England project, I am delighted to have the last word – and blog – of the project. This is […]

Up for the Challenge: South West Heritage Trust’s Take 10 Challenge

Planning your projects to map collections onto Know Your Place can be daunting. Which is why it is important to start with small steps. In this blog, Eve Bickerton of the South West Heritage Trust describes how their team took the Take 10 Challenge to put Somerset’s heritage on the map. The South West Heritage Trust […]

Putting North Somerset on the map: All counties now covered!

Know Your Place North Somerset is now online for you to explore   For the first time, historical maps of North Somerset are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by National Lottery players. From the coastal communities of Portishead, Clevedon and Weston, further inland to Blagdon […]

Workhouse Walks: Retracing past footsteps using KYP

Workhouse Walks: health, punishment or performance? Richard White from Bath Spa University writes about using Know Your Place in recent research and planning for an upcoming series of events walking the historic landscape.   Retracing footsteps past On 23 July 1856, around 60 boys from the Bath Workhouse, led by their schoolmaster Mr William Winkworth, […]

Mapping Collections, Bristol Fashion: The Vaughan Postcards

Historic Mapping, the Vaughan postcard collection and community volunteers. Our series of Workshops to map collections with confidence are continuing throughout May. At our Bristol workshop, City Archivist Julian Warren shared the lessons learned from mapping the Vaughan Postcards Collection. Here, he tells us more…. The Vaughan Postcards collection The Vaughan collection consists of almost 10,000 postcards […]

Announcing the Launch of KYP Somerset! Now available online

Putting Somerset on the Map KYP Somerset: We are delighted to announce that Know Your Place Somerset is now available online For the first time, historical maps of Somerset are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by National Lottery players. From Minehead to Wincanton and Frome […]

At the Archives #2 What conservators did next: Safe Storage

What conservators did next Safe Storage In the second of her blog articles, Collections Care Conservator Rachel Wales reveals the steps taken to provide safe storage for historic tithe maps conserved for the Know Your Place project: Rachel’s story “The excitement is building – we are now so close to the Gloucestershire tithe maps becoming […]

Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring News from Know Your Place As we leap forward into Spring, we are pleased to update you on the latest Spring News and our plans in the Know Your Place project for the coming months.   Project Springs Forward as Map work nears end With less than 100 maps left to crop, we’re well on […]