The Next Friends Event is an exciting session on Know your Place
Priority Booking for Friends until 30th October. Book Now to avoid disappointment!
This exciting mapping project aims to make a range of historic maps for Somerset,Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Devon available online. It will give access to Somerset tithe maps, enclosure maps, 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey maps and other maps online, by layering them on top of current OS Maps. This will greatly extend the existing Bristol: Know Your Place website, http://maps.bristol.gov.uk/knowyourplace/, which has been very well used since its launch a few years ago.
Come and see the digitisation of Somerset’s maps in action and find out more about this project which will transform access to the region’s maps. The project officer Anne Lovejoy will be giving a talk, and there will be an opportunity to talk to the people who are doing the digitisation work.
Please let Reception at Somerset Heritage Centre know that you are coming (tel. 01823 278805 or email email@example.com). There is a limit on numbers in the learning room. Booking up to 23rd November. This is likely to be over-subscribed, but there is Priority Booking for Friends until 30th October, so please take advantage of it.Priority Booking for Friends until 30th October. Book Now to avoid disappointment!
December 2015 Sue Berry to give a talk on the Plague and the Pox
Was the 20th dynasty kingdom of Eygpt rife with smallpox? Did the Black Death come from Outer Space? To prevent which disease were you recommended to wash yourself with warm salt water and take four teaspoons of salt a day?
Come along to ‘The Plague and The Pox’ on (day and time to be fixed) December at the Heritage Centre and find out the answers to these questions (and possibly others) and discover some of the sources for evidence of these diseases in Somerset.
As usual, please let Reception at Somerset Heritage Centre know that you are coming (tel. 01823 278805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Details of further events can be found under Our programme of Events by clicking here
Transcribing the Tithe Apportionments of Somerset Parishes
An update to the list of the tithe apportionments that have been completed is available under Tithe Award Details from the menu system on the left of this page, or you can go straight to the page by clicking here. These awards are available to view at the Somerset Heritage Centre by request.
Join our transcription team!
If anyone would like to join our transcribing team by transcribing a parish of your choice that has not already been done, please contact Jenni by clicking here. There are two ways of transcribing - one at the Heritage Centre using original documents, or at home using folios sent by email. The choice is yours!
The task is not too taxing, does not need great computing skills and can be done in your own time - there is no rush to complete the job. We will give you full instructions and indeed answer any queries or try to solve any problems that you might have. If you are already a transcriber and would also like, perhaps, to do another parish, please contact Jenni by clicking here.
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