As part of our heritage lottery fund (HLF) grant, we have to provide a permanent digital record of our All Our Stories project. The chosen HLF media for doing this is History Pin, and we have just finished setting up the Parkinson’s Park initial digital record. You can find it here along with other All Our Stories projects.
When you go into the record, or channel as History Pin call it, and scroll down you will come to tabs with map, list and tours on it.
List view – shows all the photographs we have uploaded to the record, and you can click on each to read the commentary about what we have found out – we will be adding to this as the project evolves. You can also add your own commentary to the digital record .
Map view – pins each photograph to its location. So this is useful when we write about Little Kelcliffe for example, and you cannot remember which area that was. There seems to be a glitch in the software in so far as it wants an address for each photograph, which doesn’t have that much relationship with the location – we have contacted History Pin about that to get it changed.
Tour view – is a walk around the area of the park, taking in all the historic elements. Unfortunately through it does not seem to show the commentary for each photo – another glitch, we have pointed out.
As our project evolves, we will be adding more historical information to the site, and then using this to produce information boards and leaflets as well. Please, take time to add any historical information yourself to the site. All Our Stories – is just that, and history is evolving – tomorrow will be another page of history turned the day after.
On the sidebar you will find a button that will take you directly to the Park’s History Pin record. The site says that History Pin works best with browsers Firefox, Chrome and Explorer 8 and above – so if you cannot view it, your browser may be the issue.