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 year old! With 9 months left to go we are well and truly getting stuck in to delivery of our remaining work. While it may seem quiet on the surface, beneath our team of staff and volunteers are hard at work peddling furiously like this swan!

Pub Sign: The Swan with Two Necks

Pub sign for the Swan with Two Necks Public House in St Jude’s, Bristol. Hartley photograph ref. 270434.

Work begins on Touring Exhibition

We have now appointed exhibition designers and work has begun to develop the interactive digital exhibition, which will tour the region over Winter 2016 and Spring 2017, exploring how local heritage creates our sense of place.

Heritage partners are working with us to shape the stories that the exhibition will tell, by supplying digital images / film / audio that reflects their collection and the heritage of their area. But we are keen to find even more partners to include in the exhibition, so that the full diversity of the region is fully represented.

All interested museums, galleries, libraries and archives in the area are welcome to take part and invited to attend a free exhibition workshop on Monday 18th July at M Shed, Bristol. To find out more, please drop Felicia a line at: felicia.davies@southglos.gov.uk.

Know Your Place nears completion in Wiltshire & Gloucestershire

Volunteers are nearing completion of epic task of preparing 636 historic Wiltshire and Gloucestershire (Tithe, enclosure and a few other) maps to be cached onto Know Your Place. Our partners at the British Library and National Library Scotland are also supplying the last sets of (Ordinance Survey, Town, National Grid) maps too. We are mid-way through the process of building and testing Know Your Place webpages for these counties, to be published over the next month or so.

Your Local Collection needs YOU!

Fancy getting hands-on with heritage near you? Over the next few months we are recruiting volunteers to help our partners explore their collections and prepare items for mapping onto Know Your Place.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in museums, archives, and local history research. Read more on our Support Us page.