Know Your Place Worcester enables local people to contribute their own memories, knowledge and images to be part of an ever-growing, crowd-sourced collection that will be available to everyone. In the first few weeks since the platform launch we have seen all sorts of exciting new material being shared by local people. Here are just a few examples…
1. Memories of Worcester City FC
This souvenir programme from the legendary moment in Worcester City sporting history when the team defeated Liverpool FC, was added by the club’s historian Julian Pugh. Also included here are a potted history, team photograph and a link to a YouTube interview with former player Paddy Mullen.
2. Photos of Brookthorpe Close park, Warndon, 1980s
“Oh how much fun we had on the slides of death around there! Health and safety nightmare but we had so much fun!” Several images of playing on the former park at Brookthorpe Close, Warndon have been added here
3. The Life and Works of William Forsyth
A collection of material has been added from across the city, on the incredible portfolio of sculpture produced by William Forsyth. The photographs have been added by Rob Cocklin, great-great grandson of William who has produced a detailed website sharing his research on both William and his brother James. Information on the Hop-Pickers frieze can be found here and dozens more examples of his work can be found by browsing the map.
4. Memories of Hardy & Padmore
This YouTube slideshow and audio recording of a gentleman speaking in 1973, has been added to KYP here by the project team. It captures his experiences of working for the Worcester Foundry, Hardy & Padmore starting in 1902.
Add your own!
To add your own record to Know Your Place, just select the edit tool on the right of the screen (shown below) and click on the map in the position where you would like to add your information. Follow the on screen prompts and fill in the short form. You can add a text file, photograph, audio or web link. Once you’ve submitted your new record, this will be validated and appear within a few days for everyone to enjoy and learn more about Worcester!
You are cordially invited to join us for the launch of Know Your Place Worcester and Life Stories Herefordshire and Worcestershire on Saturday 24th April from 2pm. To register click here