Exhibition highlights history of South Gloucestershire’s people and places

January 30 2017

A DIGITAL exhibition of historic maps and archive material relating to South Gloucestershire and the West of England is running until the end of February.

A DIGITAL exhibition of historic maps and archive material relating to South Gloucestershire and the West of England is running until the end of February.

The interactive KYPexplore display in Bradley Stoke library is part of the Know Your Place - West of England project and features images from archives, museums and heritage collections across the area.

It also tells the stories of the people who lived and worked in the region, from fishermen to Second World War evacuees, using photographs and recollections of memorable local events.

The exhibition combines graphic panels, touchscreens and an online web application to present the archive material.

Visitors can also take a closer look at familiar places to compare historic and modern photos of familiar landscapes which illustrate how places have transformed over time.

 The exhibition is available online at www.KYPexplore.com if those interested cannot get to the exhibition.