Support us

Help us build a rich, shared map 

Do you hold historic collections relating to your area? Do you want to make these more accessible online? Then consider mapping some of your information onto Know Your Place and help support us make it grow into a rich heritage resource for your area.

Adding records is easy and anyone can do it. Read some useful information here to help you get started, or Explore the Map, below.

Explore the Map

 

You can also read our General Information about the project and further Information for Museums, Archives, Libraries and Researchers.

 

Project Volunteers

Know Your Place West of England has been delivered thanks to the time and skill donated by more than 100 volunteers who have contributed over 4,400 hours’ or 629 days’ work to the project. This works out as an in-kind contribution of £94,285 to the project and counting, as volunteer work continues.

Project Funders

Know Your Place West of England has been generously supported by the following funders:

  • £379,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund
  • £11,173 funding from lead partner South Gloucestershire Council
  • £21,950 match-funding donations from seven organisations including:
    • Bristol & Avon Family History Society
    • Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
    • Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society
    • Friends of Gloucestershire Archives
    • The Murless Fund (SANHS)
    • Thornbury & District Heritage Trust
    • Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

 

Project Partners

The project has collaborated with a range of additional partners who, alongside funders above, have offered in-kind support. These are listed below:

  • Avon Industrial Buildings Trust
  • Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Bath Record Office
  • Bristol & Avon Family History Society
  • Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
  • Bristol City Council
  • Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society
  • The British Library
  • Friends of Gloucestershire Archives
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Heritage Schools, Historic England
  • National Libraries Scotland
  • North Somerset Council
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group
  • South Somerset District Council
  • South West Heritage Trust
  • South West Museum Development Programme
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Thornbury & District Heritage Trust
  • Wells City Council Archives
  • Wiltshire Borough Council
  • Yate & District Heritage Centre

Resources

Presentation: How to use Know Your Place

Presentation for Heritage organisations interested in using Know Your Place as a digital platform for your collections.

Project Information for Museums.

Information and FAQs for museums interested in finding out more about Know Your Place.

Georeferencing Volunteer Role Description

Georeferencing Volunteer Role Description

Collections Volunteer Role Description

Collections Volunteer Role Description