As Preston heads into another lockdown with the rest of England, a new online picture archive has been launched, allowing people to celebrate, share and remember what unites us.Advertisement
Take a trip down memory lane, into fond memories of yesteryear, with the launch of a brand new feature on InYourArea.
It’s a handy online tool which allows you to transform your own nostalgic Preston pictures into glorious colour.
=A new survey has shown 80 per cent of the UK have not digitised their visual history, so now could be the perfect opportunity for you to do just that.
Despite events being cancelled nationwide, the new tool allows people to celebrate and share moments like bonfire night, Remembrance Sunday and so many more.
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Memory Lane has also been backed by broadcaster, author and historian Professor Kate Williams.
Take a trip down memory lane below
According to the newly commissioned nostalgia survey for Memory Lane:
So Memory Lane wants the people of Preston to preserve, discover, celebrate and share the images which matter to them as we enter another challenging phase of the pandemic.
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Professor Kate Williams said: “Photographs are one of the most important social documents we have access to, allowing us to understand society and communities from different generations.
“We learn so much more about our past when we look at the photographs of everyday people. If important images languish in the loft, there is a real danger they may be lost forever.”
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Will you be using the Memory Lane feature to colourise your favourite Preston photographs? Let us know in the comments below.