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Historic England request

Historic England is asking the public to share their knowledge of England’s secret, unknown and forgotten memorials.  They want photographs and information about lesser-known memorials, and those that are well-loved by small groups or communities but unknown nationally.  It is also looking for rituals and activities attached to memorials.  The  stories and pictures contributed by the public will be recorded to form part of an exhibition in the autumn.  The best examples of community memorials may be listed.

If you know of any forgotten memorials in North Somerset, head to Historic England’s website and share your pictures! https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/hunt-for-unknown-forgotten-memorials 

Don’t forget to put any photos on Know Your Place too!

FREE Know Your Place Training workshops

Adding contributions to the Community Layer

North Somerset is part of “Know Your Place”, an online mapping and local history project. This is a free digital mapping project which allows users to explore the heritage of their local area through old maps, archive images and linked information. From the coastal communities of Portishead, Clevedon and Weston, further inland to Blagdon and Leigh Woods, you can now discover how North Somerset has been transformed over time. 

You can access the map here: http://maps.bristol.gov.uk/kyp/?edition=nsom

Know Your Place logo
Know Your Place project logo

Visitors will be able to upload and share their own information about the area to help build a rich and diverse community map and discover how North Somerset has transformed over time. In order to help those who wish to add such information, North Somerset Council will be running FREE training workshops around the district in March and May 2018. The workshops in May will tie in with Local and Community History Month.

The aim of Local and Community History Month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate.

The workshops will be taking place as follows:

Wednesday 14th March – Clevedon Library – 10.30am to 12pm

Wednesday 16th May – Yatton Library – 10.30am to 12pm

Wednesday 16th May – Long Ashton Library – 1.30pm to 3pm

Tuesday 22nd May – Pill Library – 10.30am to 12pm

Wednesday 23rd May – Portishead Library – 1.30pm to 3pm

In order to guarantee a place on the free training workshop, you will need to book onto the relevant session via Eventbrite. Please search for ‘Adding contributions to the Community Layer’ in the events in your local area.

If you would like any more information, please email DM.Archaeology@n-somerset.gov.uk