Our Borough

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Our Borough is a new interactive digital map. To celebrate this we are launching Our 100 Histories, finding the 100 Histories that you feel best reflect the heritage of Kingston Upon Thames. Explore the map below, favourite pins that you think should become Our 100 Histories and submit heritage you want to celebrate. 

Our 100 Histories will be accepting submissions until the end of March 2022. 

How to use the Our Borough Map

  1. Select Pin Something or Add a Pin next to the map
  2. If you haven’t already, create a login on the History Pin website
  3. Upload a photo, video, sound, text or add a link to an image from the internet
  4. Give your content a title and describe it. What is happening? Why does this represent the borough’s heritage to you?
  5. Add the date of when your pin took place
  6. Select the location of your pin
  7. Under Collections and Tours add to the Our Borough collection
  8. Explore the map and favourite any submissions you think should make it into Our 100 Histories

If you are unable to access the map but would still like to contribute a pin please contact local.history@kingston.gov.uk or visit your local library upon re-opening.

You can also access the map on it's host site on History Pin

“We want to encourage everyone to think of heritage as broadly as possible, plot the stories, places, objects, events and people they want to remember, as well as share pieces of heritage that others may not be aware of. We hope that ‘Our 100 Histories’ will help all residents feel represented and excited about the borough's diverse heritage, as well as the collections at Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre.”

Councillor Rebekah Moll, Portfolio Holder for Culture at Kingston Council