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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]