Know Your Place - West of England

posted 24 Aug 2015, 07:39 by Phil Handy   [ updated 24 Aug 2015, 07:40 ]
A talk about the Know Your Place project will be given given by a member of the project team in:

 The Miners, Badminton Road 
Oct 21 at 7:30pm for 8:00pm.

Heritage Lottery Funding has been granted to extend the Bristol Know Your Place web site to include the old Avon Unity Authorities, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. A Lottery spokesperson has said this extension is a significant development in community mapping projects. 

Users will be able to see together various historic maps and the current map of a selected area at various scales. In addition picture information such as old post card collections, ancient monuments and WW2 bomb damage are directly available for the selected area. Users are encouraged to submit their own information about places of interest for others to see. 

All this information is being made available on PC's, laptops, tablets and smart phones, which enables the user to either work at home to study an area, or with a mobile devise to visit places of interest to them and be able to see the historic information that is available and compare it with the actual place. 

Anne Lovejoy, a leading member of the project team responsible for extending Know Your Place, will give an illustrated talk on the features available and how these will be added over the coming months for the new parts of the region. She will also describe how volunteers can help with with this project and how anyone can submit information which they believe will be of interest to others. When this project is complete, it will provide a very valuable entry into all sorts of local historic information.

The project details are at…/planning-and-bu…/know-your-place and the actual tool itself is at Just google "know your place" and there is quite a bit more to read.