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Putting Wales on the Map

Published: 13/11/2015

Residents in Flintshire are being invited to take part in an exciting Welsh project to put tithe maps online. These early 19 century local parish maps and the information that goes with them, are invaluable to show the landscape, land use and social make-up at the time. The Cynefin Project is producing digital images of the maps but help is needed from the public to transcribe the text and schedules and link them to modern maps. It isn’t difficult to do and volunteers are able to work from their own computer at home at any time. Flintshire Record Office in Hawarden is holding workshops next month to show anyone who would like to participate in the project how they can help. The sessions will be run by Carys Evans from the Cynefin Project and have been organised following the popularity of workshops held in September. Booking for the sessions from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 2 and 16 December is essential to ensure that everyone gets some one-to-one attention to be able to make the most of their time. Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Chris Bithell, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents in Flintshire to be involved in an exciting and valuable project to bring our history to life”. To book a place please contact Carys Evans on 01970 632416