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

Started by: maryms (8)

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).

Replied: 4th May 2020 at 21:03

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