Vale of Pewsey Historic Map Information Boards

23rd November 2018, 9:02am | By Ros Griffiths |

This project was the brainchild of Sylvie Clayden, a Pewsey artist, and was brought to life by Graphic Designer and Copyeditor Mark Dawson, Susie Brew of Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership and Sylvie.

A pen and ink map of the Vale of Pewsey, drawn in 1808 was sourced from the British Library who supplied a digital scan from the original which was then digitally colour washed. This beautiful map forms the central element in the design of each individual historical board.

Professor Jim Leary, who had run the Reading University archaeological digs at Marden Henge, wrote the pre-history of the Vale and Mark Dawson the modern for the generic boards.

Sylvie then approached local farmers, groups, parish councils, visitor centres and businesses at locations where an external / internal information board would be visible and involved them in the creation of text and inclusion of images, specific to each site.

The aim of the project is to bring awareness from pre history to the present day of the heritage of the Vale as a whole, combined with village histories for those who have chosen to be involved. As well as being positioned in villages and visitor destinations, the boards have been distributed to a number of public places including schools, libraries and pubs.

There are now 45 boards distributed throughout the Vale of Pewsey, each one is unique and helps visitors and locals alike to understand the landscape they are in and gain a sense of place, so keep your eyes peeled!

There are also some smaller (500mmsq), generic information boards which are for indoor use – these are available for £20 each from the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership (email susie@visitpewseyvale.co.uk) with all proceeds going to the Pewsey Heritage Centre.

The final piece of the jigsaw was to get the map online with ‘pop-ups’ of information for each of the board locations. Susie Brew of the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership was able to host the map on the website and worked with Sylvie, Mark and a programmer in America to achieve an online version.

The main project was funded by the Cooperative 1% Community Fund and the online project was funded by the Pewsey Area Board.

 

Comments and Discussion

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...
Mind Reset, in Malmesbury and Chippenham

Mind Reset, in Malmesbu...

“In all the Community Areas in Wiltshire Young Peopl...
A day of celebration at Pewsey Vale Community Craft and Tearoom

A day of celebration at...

Bunting, made up of complimentary comments from many v...

PewseyCEM

Latest local news : Sovereign Housing- a Community Eng...
Opportunity to host Pewsey Walking Netball

Opportunity to host Pew...

We are looking for some fun, friendly and enthusiastic...
Students can hit the gym for less this Christmas

Students can hit the gy...

Are you a student interested in health and fitness? ...
Schoolreaders

Schoolreaders

Do you have a few hours spare a week?  If so, please ...
Sovereign Housing- a Community Engagement Model

Sovereign Housing- a Co...

      Have you ever wanted to ...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...

PewseyCEM

RT @CentrePewsey: Tonight! Come and join the festiviti...
Motiv8

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young peo...
Council to light up Wiltshire with modern technology

Council to light up Wil...

        Annual savings of ...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
Vale of Pewsey Historic Map Information Boards

Vale of Pewsey Historic...

This project was the brainchild of Sylvie Clayden, a P...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...

PewseyCEM

Local news : Cardboard Christmas Tree Challenge - htt...
Managing your money

Managing your money

Information and tips to help your whole committee take...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...
Home Start Kennet is Recruiting Volunteers

Home Start Kennet is Re...

UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURES OF FAMILY LIFE? HAVE TIME ...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Accommodation Support

Accommodation Support

The Early Help Young People's Accommodation Officer wo...
Side by Side Volunteer

Side by Side Volunteer

Side by Side is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative wh...

PewseyCEM

Local news : Council to light up Wiltshire with moder...

PewseyCEM

Latest local news : Students can hit the gym for less ...