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Photos of Wigan's streets 1940s-50s

Started by: maryms (5)

In case of interest:

"From Dick Eastman's blog (https://blog.eogn.com):

"Back in 2018, Timepix embarked on digitising a collection of 46,000 previously unseen street photos of Greater Manchester, England, in the post World War 2 decade. The good news is that the collection is finally finished and the watermarked images are free to browse and share at https://www.timepix.uk/browse. (The TimePix home page is at https://www.timepix.uk/ but the direct link of https://www.timepix.uk/browse is a shortcut directly to the street photos.)

"Each photo is mapped and tagged with keywords, including any surnames, making them a valuable extra resource for genealogists with an interest in Manchester and Wigan. The photographs were originally taken by Ordnance Survey for map-making purposes and feature a man with a board and arrow, but many houses, shops, children and passers-by are caught in the images which often number up to 100 photos per square km. The site is now expanding into Carte-de-visite and postcards."

The Wigan area pictures are here:

//www.timepix.uk/Collection-galleries/OS-Revision-Points-in-Greater-Manchester/1940s-1950s-Wigan/Wigan-central-and-Ince-in-Makerfield/i-FvbLwH8

It's quite cheering when you get to see locals included rather than just the OS man quietly (if rather spookily) doing his job).

Started: 4th May 2020 at 21:03

Posted by: ashtonman01 (180)

Interesting photos, pity about the watermark, do we need copyright on those photos?.

Replied: 8th May 2020 at 10:04

Posted by: dougie (4347) 

I would just like to bring to your attention Wigan Streets on this site, going back to around 2003 Brian the founder of this site had a vision of uploading every street in photos "long before Google started " he made it, so we on WW could help him by go out taking photos of any street to upload HE got 98% of the streets uploaded for the future,
--Here on this link-- for a time it was used by Estate agents to show people the area they were looking to buy a house, years later Google came along with big money to do the same thing, yes better as you see on Google Streets

--Maryms link here--

Replied: 8th May 2020 at 10:45
Last edited by dougie: 8th May 2020 at 11:11:54

Posted by: FAT MICK (1397) 

Yes Dougie I remember that, if you look at Appley Bridge, Shevington and Standish you will see that a lot of the photos where taken by the same person, who went round on his bike snapping away, when he was off work.

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 22:19

 

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