SD590535A, Man marking Ordnance Survey minor control revision point with an arrow in 1950s

Over 4000 photos from the Ordnance Survey postwar survey of Greater Manchester are now online and can be accessed via this page for Wigan.

The photos show the ordinary streets, works, houses and views of Wigan and stretch from Orrell Post in the west to Hindley in the East, taking in Ince-in-Makerfield and Leigh along the way.

These photos have never previously been seen and are searchable by surname, street name, place name, and keywords.  They are geolocated and presented over five maps, but you can also use the 'Search All' feature to narrow down the results.  For example:

Passers-by are often caught in the image. Search for 'Wigan, child' to find over 100 results.

Search for 'Wigan, rating4' to see the best 250 images in the set.

Completing this area means that 38,000 images from this collection are now available on Timepix.