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17th April 2012, 08:41 PM
A few days ago I stumbled on a great little app for the smartphone. It uses your location to find (local) historical pictures of that area.
I live in Manchester (UK) but I was born in London. Some of the pictures from where I was born are amazing.
If you're into historical photography or just the history of your local area then this is a site/app for you,
You can upload your own photos (historic or recent) and they will be displayed.
I should add that you do not need a smartphone but it makes it a lot of fun.
18th April 2012, 01:46 AM
That's really interesting. One of these days, I might get around to posting some 70+ year old photos that I have on file of our family. Thanks!
18th April 2012, 05:50 PM
Do it Myra. Some of the stuff I've seen on it here in Manchester is incredibly interesting.
Quite surprised that nobody seems very interested in this. Oh well.
19th April 2012, 08:59 PM
I have a few albums full of old photos. The local camera shop has a program called "Shoebox" that I plan to buy. All I have to do is sort the photos by size and they will scan and put them on a disc for me. Cost will be far, far less than buying a decent copier. Also, I will be able to download the photos at home and burn discs for relatives.
There are likely quite a few history buffs here who have just not noticed your post yet.
21st April 2012, 09:47 PM
Historypin was the first app I downloaded when I bought my smartphone... Its great!