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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]