Kingston Council calls for favourite places and moments to capture on a new digital map
Over the next year, Kingston Heritage Service will be searching for the top ‘100 Histories’ that best represent the heritage of the borough.
Residents and people connected to Kingston are invited to submit their histories on a new interactive digital map. Next year, the top stories will be shared and used to create activities, events, and improve the offer produced by the Heritage service. Any submissions not already featured in the collections at Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre will be reviewed for future inclusion.
Councillor Rebekah Moll, Portfolio Holder for Culture at Kingston Council, said:
“We want to encourage everyone to think of heritage as broadly as possible, plot the stories, places, objects, events and people they want to remember, as well as share pieces of heritage that others may not be aware of. We hope that ‘Our 100 Histories’ will help all residents feel represented and excited about the borough's diverse heritage, as well as the collections at Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre.”
Businesses and organisations in Kingston are also invited to get involved by adding what they think should be celebrated as part of the borough’s heritage.
How it works:
- Go to kingstonheritage.org.uk/ourborough
- Select Pin Something or Add a Pin next to the map
- If you haven’t already, create a History Pin login
- Upload a photo, video, sound, text or add a link to an image from the internet
- Give your content a title and describe it. What is happening? Why does this represent the borough’s heritage to you?
- Add the date of when your pin took place
- Select the location of your pin
- Under Collections and Tours add to the Our Borough collection
- Explore the map and favourite any submissions you think should make it into Our 100 Histories
For more information, visit kingstonheritage.org.uk/ourborough.