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How the high street has changed in Coventry
Coventry High Street - Then and now
Take an archive picture and compare the scene in 2010

The BBC is looking at how your local high street has changed with Turn Back Time: Your High Street.

UK high streets are going back in time this autumn as part of an exciting new BBC Learning Hands on History project and landmark BBC One series.

We are encouraging families to engage with local history by uploading your picture to the BBC's Flickr group.

We would like you to upload your pictures of your high street to compare how things have changed over time.

Turn back time

Share the memories of your high street by taking pictures of what it looks like now compared with older pictures you may own. This could be done by holding a new picture up against the old picture. Other ways you could do this is to merge the old picture with the new or place them side-by-side.

Once you have decided how you would like to show them add them to our Flickr group so that they can be shared and documented as your contribution to local history.

When launching this exciting BBC Learning campaign executive Nina Bell said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to bring history alive and give everyone a chance to celebrate their high street."

St Michaels Church before and after the Blitz
St Michael's Cathedral before and after the Blitz

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire has already looked into archive pictures and took some new shots of our own, you can see the results of this through our project Beyond the Blitz .

If you would like to celebrate the changing British high street, upload your pictures to the Flickr group by clicking on the link below:

The group will also provide a few tips and ideas when taking the pictures.





Hands on History



SEE ALSO
Growing up in 1930s Bishop Street
19 Nov 10 |  History
Beyond The Blitz: 1940 - 2010
27 Sep 10 |  History
In pictures: Coventry old and new
30 Sep 10 |  History

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