The Jigsaw project has had
photos flooding in from all over the county including snaps of swans, foxes, butterflies,
Spring blossom and Autumn frosts.
Jigsaw is a new initiative from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Community Project, and is
supported by Severn Trent Water. Jigsaw aims to build a photographic record of
Warwickshire in the late 20th century showing the places that its people hold important.
The project is inviting people throughout Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire to send in
photographs of favourite or distinctive places in the area, so that artists at the Trust
can make a brand new map of this area, to be displayed in the new Brandon Marsh Visitor
Centre. Already people are out and about across the county clicking away but more photos
Photographs may be landscapes, buildings or wildlife, but they should be of special or
valued places, as identified by local people. The Trust's Community &, Education
Manager, Ms Chris Thomas said, "For many years the Trust has recognised how much
people value their own local patch. Jigsaw aims to get these local places a higher
profile, so that features that are important to people throughout Warwickshire, Coventry
and Solihull can be included in our giant pictorial map. All sorts of things might be
included such as distinctive trees in the landscape, gargoyles on a church or even the
The Trust is keen to involve residents groups, Parish Councils and specialist groups
such as photographic clubs so that there is a good choice of photographs for them to
select from when building up the map. Photographs should be colour and sent in as prints.
In order to standardise the colour quality, the Trust is encouraging people to use Fuji
film and can supply a free film for people registering with the Jigsaw project.