Tag: maps

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Swans Maps & Project news: Update 6th JULY 2016

July Project News It’s July already? Just where has the time gone? We’re pleased to update you on what we’ve been up to over the past few weeks. Happy Anniversary! It’s celebrations all round, with Know Your Place Bristol recently passing its 5th birthday, and the Know Your Place – West of England project turning 1 […]

Volunteers’ Newsletter Early Summer 2016

Wiltshire nearly completed; more training in Gloucestershire; hold tight Somerset

Puzzling jigsaws – creating the Know Your Place map layers

How are we creating the KYP map layers? Find out in the first of two posts on the matter.