The best place to access old maps, plans and documents is a public record office or library like The Hive in Worcester. The Go West Heritage Knights are building up quite a
collection of old documents which we can use with schools and at public events but unfortunately copyright problems make it difficult for us to share them online.
Go West has a licence to use Ordnance Survey maps online and many of the maps in this section are now copyright free.
If you have items you would like to share with us. If you send us hard copies of photographs, maps etc we will always make digital copies of them and return the originals to you. Download and sign the Permission Forms so that we can use your material but please do make sure that you have the authority to do this. Thank you.
Old maps and photographs help heritage detectives to come to terms with the fact that things change. We ask heritage detectives to compare and contrast an old scene with what they can see
today. We have developed an attractive template into which an old image can be inserted but a copy of the image clipped to a piece of paper works just as well. Either way get the
detective to make two columns and head them 'What is different? " and 'What is the same?' The exercise is fun and the activity really focusses attention on the detail.