‘Memory Lane’ is a new free online picture archive launching through lockdown, enabling people to share and celebrate historical moments
If you’re already running out of ideas for things to do this lockdown, a new online tool has launched to enable people to connect over Cornwall’s past from the comfort of their own home.
‘Memory Lane’, currently a nostalgia feature with InYourArea, is launching as a standalone website on Thursday, providing people with a home for photographs that may have remained hidden for years.
A rich, interactive and nostalgic archive with content searchable by location, date, topics, people, categories and more – it aims to create a bigger, more inclusive picture of history by allowing you to preserve, discover, share and colourise the past.
Backed by broadcaster, author and historian Professor Kate Williams, website MemoryLane.co.uk follows a YouGov survey carried out for Memory Lane suggesting that the past is in danger of being lost because 80% of Brits haven’t digitised all their photos.
It revealed 67% of the population are looking for something that brings them comfort while more than half of UK adults (55%) are thinking about what we did before the pandemic.
Almost a third of the population (31%) are looking at old photographs to get themselves through these strange times.
Original publication 5 November, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 17th November 2020
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