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Mapping Collections, Bristol Fashion: The Vaughan Postcards

Historic Mapping, the Vaughan postcard collection and community volunteers. Our series of Workshops to map collections with confidence are continuing throughout May. At our Bristol workshop, City Archivist Julian Warren shared the lessons learned from mapping the Vaughan Postcards Collection. Here, he tells us more…. The Vaughan Postcards collection The Vaughan collection consists of almost 10,000 postcards […]

Announcing the Launch of KYP Somerset! Now available online

Putting Somerset on the Map KYP Somerset: We are delighted to announce that Know Your Place Somerset is now available online For the first time, historical maps of Somerset are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by National Lottery players. From Minehead to Wincanton and Frome […]

Spring Events 2017

Announcing our exciting programme of public events across the West of England this Spring. As the first signs of Spring start to appear, we have been busy putting together a fun and varied programme of events that will bring our team out and about across the West of England region in the coming months. From […]

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 […]

NEWSFLASH! Job opportunity with Know Your Place

Would you like to join our team? Applications are invited for a full-time, 6 month role with the Know Your Place project. We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual, with a track record in delivering heritage learning and outreach activities, to develop and produce a schools learning pack and a programme of community outreach […]

Announcing the launch of Know Your Place in Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire

Know Your Place project puts three more counties on the map For the first time, historic maps and heritage data of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset are now freely available online in one place, thanks to the latest expansion of Know Your Place West of England. From Stonehenge to Swindon, Keynsham to the Cotswolds, Salisbury plain to […]

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 […]

Volunteer Survey – Summer 2016

Please tell us about your experience as a volunteer in this short online survey. Now that we’re more than halfway through the project, we are beginning to evaluate what has been achieved so far and how we can improve the work that’s left to do. Some of you may remember filling in a paper survey earlier this […]

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 […]

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 […]