Citizen Archiving :)

Posted on July 2, 2011 by


Trams on Oxford Rd, 1937

This morning we came across a great @mcrarchives mapping manchester project via @foodiesarah which is encouraging people to collectively map manchester’s history by adding historical photos to a map of Manchester.

This caused us to return to look at the public Oxford Road flickr map that we set up a while back . We joyfully discovered that people have been adding archive photos of Oxford Road (like the one above) and suddenly another time is vividly brought to life – trams on Oxford Road (if only), traffic lights, lots of people walking along the road yet nowhere to cross the street. This really encourages us to get on with the next phase of the project and we are very excited to discover other people and projects that offer the opportunity (and joy) of contributing to Manchester’s heritage.