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Looking at the changing face of the high street
Toll Gavel, Beverley
Old and new views of the Toll Gavel in Beverley

The BBC is looking at how local shopping streets have changed with Turn Back Time: High Street History.

It is a chance for you to explore the history of local shops and share knowledge and memories of the role retailers have played in our communities since 1870.

Local libraries and museums are offering a wide range of supporting events where the public can get stuck in to history.

People can bring their photos along and have them scanned and added to the Hull History Centre Archives.

Session dates

18 November, 10:00 - 12.30 and 14.30 - 16.30 at the Avenues Library.
Focus on Chanterlands Avenue and Newland Avenue.

22 November, 10:00 - 12:00 at Holderness Road Customer Service Centre.
Focus on Holderness Road.

24 November, 14:00 - 16:00 at Holderness Road Customer Service Centre.
Focus on Holderness Road.

27 November, 14:00 - 12:00 at Holderness Road Customer Service Centre.
Featuring Holderness Road.

30 November, 13:00 - 19:00 at Western Library,
Featuring Hessle Road.

The weekend of the 27th and 28th of November sees a space in Freshney place, Grimsby put aside for the Turn Back Time team, where they will be gathering memories and photographs about the history of Victoria Street in Grimsby.

Families can also get their imaginations going by visiting one of the 'Street Craft' workshops and help children create a high street from their imagination

Street craft workshops:
20th November
10:00 - 14:00, Hull Central Children's Library.
11:30am - 12:30pm, Avenues Library

4th December
11:00 -12:00, Western Library
11:00 -12:00, Holderness Road Customer Service Centre.

Upload your pictures to Flickr

You can take part by uploading your picture of local high streets in times gone by to the BBC's Flickr group.

The idea is to contrast how the street looked then to how it looks now.

This could be done by holding a new picture up against the old picture, or by merging one picture into the other, or by showing the two pictures 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.

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.

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