Manchester Archive+ is delighted to have over 500 followers on Twitter and to have received over 100,000 views so far. We only have 1800 of our hundreds of thousands of images on Flickr, but even so the job of tagging them with keywords and geo-tags is way beyond us.  So we’ve decided to give away special prizes to the first fifty people who geo-tag five images. Get tagging!

St Ann's Church, 1750
St Ann's Church, 1750

 

Using Suggestify to place images on the map is easy and your input is automatically acknowledged on our photos. You’ll need a Flickr account to do this. Just choose ‘Select a location’ and enter ‘Manchester Archive +’ and you can submit locations for our photographs. Any tags the photos have might help to locate where they were taken.

Sometimes it is difficult to work out where a historical photo was taken because the streets and buildings in the area have changed down the years. Using the Manchester Historical Maps site you can overlay the current street map of Manchester with a variety of different historical maps to identify where a demolished street or building once was.

Station building, Chorlton cum Hardy, 1960 (demolished)
Station building, Chorlton cum Hardy, 1960 (demolished)

Tagging is ridiculously simple through Flickr itself – again you’ll need to have a Flickr account, which you can get with a Google, Yahoo or Facebook ID. The best bit is there are absolutely no rules! This means that you now have the power to curate and organise our archives. You also have the capacity to add your information and reminiscences to them through the comment function.

Let the tagging begin … Geo-tag five images on the map and we’ll get in touch about your prize! Two sets which have recently been uploaded and need some tagging are Cotton and the buildings from Berry’s 1750 map.

Look out for project updates on Twitter and our events page.  See our website for information about Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives).

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