On Thursday 3rd June I attended the official launch of the amazing new HISTORY PIN project. The launch was held at The Royal Institute of Great Britain (where the Christmas lectures take place). I was joined there by my colleague Andrew Westwood-Bate from the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History - who are taking a lead in promoting and supporting this project in Cambridgeshire.
It was a fantastic day and a superb launch, we met with lots of other people involved with the History Pin project, we learnt a lot more about the plans for the project in the future as it grows and becomes world wide. The building we were in was a wonderful location and we all enjoyed the event. There is a lot to report and a lot to take in to account with this new project. It will have a bearing on all community archives, and other smaller website based archives. The plans for the extras to come are amazing too.
Have a look at the (now public) History Pin website:
They've just added a great video introduction on the site, so why not take a look :)
Get yourself involved and start adding you stories and pictures (it's really easy to use) And don't forget, if you need a hand with using the site, collecting memories/old pics/scanning/making video or audio files etc. please do get in touch either with me or Cambridgeshire Association for Local History and we will help you :)
I'll be back with more information and news on this fanatstic new project soon x
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist