has been obvious for decades that the loss of traditional stopping
places has been a major contributory factor to the present crisis in
accommodation. The capacity
to include these shared spaces within a socially inclusive management
regime would deliver pitch allocation for transit (or more accurately
transitory) sites in a cost effective, environmentally benign and
socially coherent way.
starting point for this fresh approach is the community involvement in
a survey and mapping exercise. Slideshow presentations enable visual
evidence to be married to the spoken word poetry and song by fixing
these to a map they become a form of documentary evidence to help and inspire others.
For the purposes of this open publicly viewable map the focus is on historically active (as opposed to current) traditional sites
Additional Travellers archive news clippings and photos are accesible athttps://sites.google.com/site/travellersarchive/
for audacity sound recording and mixing -http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
for graphics image manipulation http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
Simple but effective graphics for windows http://www.getpaint.net/download.html
For tutorials in the use of the above -
Basic Photo Story3 http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/PhotoStory3/
Posting your photo story to you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w-gQAwS2u
Recording speech on Audacity (for editing) http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2133640/Audacity-Tutorial
Making illustrations for your photo story http://www.gimp.org/tutorials
Linking your photo story to a Google Map which we hope will be albiowayfarer ; http://maps.google.com/help/maps/mymaps/create.html
Inspirations in digital storytelling http://www.photobus.co.uk/index.php?id=2
Some useful campaign organisations in the field
Some potential grant givers
www.homeaccess.org freephone 0800 294 4517
As a standard reference map the Phillips Navigator regional atlas is recommended (£7.99), collaborators will find a common hard copy map platform useful. The integral ST grids within it tally with the OS 6 inch to a mile maps, which your local county records office will have free to view (along with other older maps and documents - (take a camera)) and book a table beforehand.
It is possible to geo tag (attach a map location) and share photos for slideshows through Google's Picassa 3.6 and Google Earth software through http://picasa.google.com/thanks.html and http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
The full compliment of kit is do-able for £250 if you include a refurbished laptop (with wi-fi) in the bundle.
A slideshow is a 30 to
50MB package, so 3G, wi-fi or broadband is needed to upload on to the you
tube hosting site.
There are sound, photo, video and text file sharing capabilities dormant on the web which will come into play as we go along. Allow yourself 1 month to make 1 slideshow
Video is now emerging as usable media of record here is an example a horse drawn video
For your reference the map is hosted at the following address, a link to embed the map on other websites is also available here. -http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114271192728782804118.00047348837c982aa5117&z=19
On completion of an architectural training I went Travelling and have not stopped. I have worked as a volunteer for Friends Families and Travellers since its inception and serve as a trustee for both FFT and the Travellers Aid Trust.
I am based in Somerset.
There is a blog running alongside this site to assist the mapping process it is at the following address http://albionwayfarer.blogspot.com/?zx=63f5f49ce1c52987