June 2015: It has now been officially confirmed that Heritage Lottery Funding has been granted to South Glos to extend the Know Your Place website created by Bristol City Council. South Glos applied on behalf of the old Avon councils and others, to cover the whole West of England Region. SGMRG contributed to the Pilot part of the project last year and assisted with the bid process.
Two permanent staff have been appointed for the implementation. Various historic maps are being scanned and digitised to be added to the web site.
This on-line resource will be very useful to our research as it will provide us with easy access to some old maps. In return, through the community layer, we will be able to contribute pictures and text to make our local heritage more widely known, which is one of the objectives of our group.