Tag: partners

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Project news: Update 13th September 2016

While others have been holidaying, at Project HQ we’ve enjoyed a busy few months and we are pleased to share all our latest Summer Project news below…   Staff changes mean a temporary halt on building Know Your Place Sadly for us, one of our team members working in Bristol City Council (BCC) is leaving […]

Showing off the Best of the West: Plans for our Touring Exhibition

Sharing our plans for the touring exhibition. Since June we have been working with our appointed exhibition designers – Hotrod Creations and City Insights – to develop ideas for the exhibition, work out what will go in it and decide where it will travel. What we want the exhibition to do The aims of our exhibition are very similar […]

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 […]

Spring Project Update: 4th April 2016

We Spring into Action It has been a very busy few weeks as we get stuck-in to the next phase of work for the project. In mid-March we held our third Partners Progress meeting in Taunton, attended by 12 representatives of 7 partner organisations, with a lively discussion and consultation on future work. Through the month we ran […]

What makes the Cut? Choosing maps for Know Your Place

Peter Insole reveals the selection criteria for maps added onto Know Your Place. Know Your Place (KYP) was created in 2011 with funding from English Heritage (now Historic England) with the intention of sharing as much information about the history of Bristol as possible. One of the main historic sources we wanted to make available […]

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 […]

Project Update #8 – 29th February 2016

Get on the Map With our first area of the West of England now mapped on Know Your Place, we are encouraging everyone to take some time to explore its maps and features. Have you visited yet? We are especially keen to encourage residents or researchers of South Gloucestershire’s rich history to participate in the project by […]

Hidden Gems – Revealing the rich heritage to be discovered on Know Your Place

By Peter Insole, City Design Group, Bristol City Council This is one of 600 images from the Braikenridge Collection that can be viewed on Know Your Place. The collection of early nineteenth century images is held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and although many of them have appeared in books over the years, […]