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    Historypin...

    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,

    http://www.historypin.com/

    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.

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    Re: Historypin...

    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!

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    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.

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    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.


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    Historypin was the first app I downloaded when I bought my smartphone... Its great!

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