Places   (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)

Started by: maryms (8)

In case of interest:

"From Dick Eastman's blog (

"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 (The TimePix home page is at but the direct link of 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:


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

Replied: 4th May 2020 at 21:03

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