As the blurb on the back of the book states, this story helps to bring together the past, present and give predictions for the future of a beach in North Queensland, Australia. I thought that it would be a great idea if the same sort of thing could be done for our locality. Then I remembered I’d spoken to someone from English Heritage at the Midlands History Forum last weekend who recommended the use of HistoryPin as a way to physically see how our locality has changed.
There are some very useful features built into the HistoryPin website. For example, you are able to select different localities to view in Google Street View and then fade in and out between different time periods. The calendar features allows you to select a date range to focus on finding images from.
You can also watch this short video to find out more.