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‘Time travel’ with your phone!

East Riding Archives has created a new, free app that turns smartphones or tablets into virtual ‘time machines’. 

Called “What Was Here?”, it uses historical photos from the archives, plotted on to a Google Maps base map, to show users literally ‘what was here’ at their location and elsewhere across East Yorkshire. 

Archivist Sam Bartle told us: “The app lets you see available historic photos that are relevant to where you are standing.  It gives you a window to look back through time – a window on the past.”

What Was Here? is free and available now on Google Play Store and the App Store. And there’s also a website –