I have met five volunteers (Andrew, Brian, Mike, Roger and Becky) over the last few weeks to discuss their input on this project.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your time. It was useful to hear of your experiences in researching the Vaughan postcard collection.

During these meetings, I wanted to find out how and why the volunteers got involved in the project and what were their backgrounds. What methodologies they were employing in their research and which postcard categories they were drawn to working with. I was keen to find out what items of significance had come up during their research; what postcard and/or piece of info had stood out for them. Also, I was interested to know if the volunteers felt a connection and/or investment with the postcards, having spent time with the material.

The research undertaken by the volunteers can be seen on the Know Your Place map.

http://maps.bristol.gov.uk/knowyourplace/