The Bristol Civic Society is calling on all Bristolians to get involved in a new
campaign to protect the city’s heritage.
society's Heritage Group is inviting the public on a tour of the city centre
next month (Monday, May 13) to find out how old and new technology is being used
to build an online history of Bristol, in the form of the Know
Your Place website.
two years ago, Know Your Place provides visitors with a range of maps of the
city dating back to 1750 – allowing them to easily see how Bristol has developed
over the centuries.
map is unique as it allows people to add their own information and images to the
site, allowing the people to help tell the story of the city.
Heritage Group, which works to protect what is left of Bristol's past from
development, is keen to work alongside Bristol City Council's City Design Group,
promote Know Your Place and help the public use the other excellent online tools
to learn about, and contribute to, the city's history.
month’s workshop aims to introduce people to how to contribute new information –
in the form of photographs and facts - to the lists of local heritage assets and
buildings at risk.
there a building or structure in your local area that you feel is worth
will promote proposals of local heritage for the new Local List.
you know a notable building in your local area in a bad state of repair?
it as ‘at risk’ with the new tools that will be provided by the City Design
group, led by Peter Insole, City Archaeology Officer, will take a tour of the
city centre using a new mobile app linked to the Heritage At Risk layer on Know
Your Place, and will take photographs and notes to be loaded to the website
later. After the walk, back at the Llandoger Trow, newcomers can join the group
to discuss the survey and how other buildings in Bristol could be included in
interested in the workshop on Monday, May 13 can meet the Heritage Group outside
the Llandoger Trow pub, King Street, at 6pm. You can also come along at 7pm for
the post-tour discussion in the Jacobean Room. For more information email
contact Mariateresa Bucciante at 07962 832654.
More details may be found
in the spring 2013 issue of Better Bristol, the BCS magazine, pages 10/11, 12,
21 (available also online).