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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 […]

Now available: Know Your Place learning pack!

Take a look at our NEW learning pack and the fabulous world of historic maps! An educational resource for key stages 2, 3 and 4 designed to support Know Your Place as a tool for local history and local heritage learning in schools, community groups and educational facilitates across the West of England.     The pack […]

Now available: Know Your Place learning pack!

Take a look at our NEW learning pack and the fabulous world of historic maps! An educational resource for key stages 2, 3 and 4 designed to support Know Your Place as a tool for local history and local heritage learning in schools, community groups and educational facilitates across the West of England.     The pack […]

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 […]

Heritage Walks for all the family…

Are you new to the area? Want to learn more about your local heritage and explore historic maps?     Know Your Place are running a series of FREE HERITAGE WALKS around the region to help you discover your local heritage on the go. Attend an introductory talk and bring your smart phones and tablets to […]

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 our Know Your Place family activities!

May half-term family fun! Looking for something to do with the kids in May half-term? Why not come along to one of our FREE* family events happening across the region?     To celebrate the launch of our new learning pack, we’re bringing family fun sessions to a place near you! We’ll be in Bath and […]

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 […]

Developing and testing our learning resources!

We’re going back to school! Alice Millard describes the steps being taken to trial and test our vibrant schools learning pack… We are in the process of developing our Know Your Place learning pack and have been putting together a range of exciting, initiative activities that support local heritage learning, with advice from partners Pete Insole from ‘Local Learning’ and […]

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 […]