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Spring Events 2017

Announcing our exciting programme of public events across the West of England this Spring. As the first signs of Spring start to appear, we have been busy putting together a fun and varied programme of events that will bring our team out and about across the West of England region in the coming months. From […]

Gloucestershire Gets Going! Mapping collections onto Know Your Place

Our series of Workshops to help you map your collections with confidence are now in full swing.   At our first workshop, at The Museum in the Park in Stroud, Julie Courtenay shared the experience of mapping at Gloucestershire Archives. Here, she tells us more…. The workshop in Stroud was a great opportunity to share […]

Spring Events 2017

Announcing our exciting programme of public events across the West of England this Spring. As the first signs of Spring start to appear, we have been busy putting together a fun and varied programme of events that will bring our team out and about across the West of England region in the coming months. From […]

Free Workshops to help you put your Collections on the Map

Does your organisation hold historic collections relating to your area? Do you want to make these more publicly accessible online? Map your collections onto Know Your Place with confidence, at a FREE workshop organised by the Know Your Place – West of England project team. Discover how to use Know Your Place as a digital resource for […]

At the Archives #1 A minimalist approach

At the Archives #1 A minimalist approach In the first of two blog articles, Collections Care Conservator Rachel Wales reveals the preparatory conservation work behind-the-scenes at Gloucestershire Archives to prepare historic tithe maps for digitisation by the Know Your Place project: “At Gloucestershire Archives, we gather, keep and share the documentary history of two counties […]

Full Steam Ahead! January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We are pleased to update you on the latest news in the Know Your Place project and how we’re going full steam ahead with our plans in the coming months.   Full Steam Ahead! We are delighted to introduce you to our newest team member, Alice, who has joined us for the exciting […]

Unexpected adventure in the Archives

In our latest guest blog, Marian Carroll shares her experience of mapping archival collections onto Know Your Place – and the unexpected adventure this inspired. Marian Carroll is a volunteer working at Gloucestershire Archives with her husband, David. Back in June 2016 they received training in preparing collections for mapping onto Know Your Place. They have been putting […]

Christmas Newsletter: Update 16th December 2016

Reflecting on the Year In our last newsletter of 2016, we take time out from the Christmas rush to reflect on what we have achieved over the past twelve months.   Four Counties now mapped onto Know Your Place   In early February we began the growth of Know Your Place. KYP South Gloucestershire was […]

NEWSFLASH! Job opportunity with Know Your Place

Would you like to join our team? Applications are invited for a full-time, 6 month role with the Know Your Place project. We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual, with a track record in delivering heritage learning and outreach activities, to develop and produce a schools learning pack and a programme of community outreach […]

Preparing records to share on Know Your Place

In Top Tips this time we turn our attention to growing the Know Your Place map in a different way – by adding to the Community Layer.   Putting your information on the Map With four out of six counties now mapped onto Know Your Place – and extra map layers being added soon – […]

Digital Exhibition touring West of England to help Know Your Place

Announcing the launch of our digital touring exhibition Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed?   KYPexplore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition giving an insight into the history of the places where we live, work […]

Announcing the launch of Know Your Place in Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire

Know Your Place project puts three more counties on the map For the first time, historic maps and heritage data of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset are now freely available online in one place, thanks to the latest expansion of Know Your Place West of England. From Stonehenge to Swindon, Keynsham to the Cotswolds, Salisbury plain to […]