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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 […]

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 six counties now mapped onto Know Your Place – and extra map layers being added soon – its time we […]

New Tools from Old Maps: digitising Ordnance Survey mapping

by Dr. Philip Hatfield, Lead Curator, Digital Maps, British Library The British Library (http://www.bl.uk) is in a process of change. After centuries of collecting material in printed form the Library now looks to acquire and store for the long term increasing amounts of content in digital formats. Why is this? Well, for maps most content […]

What’s in it for us? SGMRG reveals how Know Your Place will help their research

by Ken Kemp, Secretary, South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group   The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group (SGMRG) has about a hundred members who research, publicise and would like to conserve the rich industrial heritage of coal mining in the area. Many people are not aware of how important our area and Bristol were in the […]

Putting South Gloucestershire on the map

News Release: Announcing the launch of Know Your Place South Gloucestershire For the first time, historical maps of South Gloucestershire are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Know Your Place is a free digital mapping resource that enables you to explore […]

Project Update #7 27.JAN.2016

Welcome to the new project blog! We are excited to have this up and running after several months of construction and developing our skills in WordPress. This will now be the main go-to space for project news, information, resources, and an easy way onto the Know Your Place map. Look out for the click-through map […]

Project Update #3 02.SEPT.2015

Two months into the project and with the summer holiday season now coming to an end, I am pleased to give you an update on the latest progress. Visits With introductions over, our travels round the region are now focused on meeting match-funders, finalising project paperwork, establishing volunteer networks, and attending a busy programme of […]