Hour or Two

Identify Historic Local Images

The volunteers at Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre have identified the exact locations of over 1,500 images in the Kitchener Collection. But we need your help too! The exact locations of 165 images remain a mystery to us – do you know where they are?

What's involved?

All of the images are available online, so you can get involved from the comfort of your own home!


What We Are Looking For:

We want the details for the spot Maurice Kitchener would have stood to take the photograph. So not necessarily details for the spot of the building or street, but from whereabouts on the street he would have been taking the picture.

Details To Send Us:

Latitude and Longitude Bearing: e.g. 52.047288, -0.79502789

OS Grid Reference: e.g. SP827394

Postcode: e.g. MK13 9AP

A useful website for finding these details is UK Grid Reference Finder (https://gridreferencefinder.com/).

Then all you need to do is send them to us!

Why get involved?

The Kitchener Collection is an extremely useful and interesting resource showing local towns and villages as they were at the beginning of the 20th century. If you have the local knowledge we need to identify the remaining images then you could help us complete our cataloguing and preserve history for future generations.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign in to your account.

Step 2: Accept the challenge.

Step 3: Head to http://www.mkcdc.org.uk/kitchener/unknown-locations/ and start looking for images you might be able to identify.

Step 4: Email us with the details for any you have identified! Contact us via: library@mkcdc.org.uk

Ideal Skills

  • Research
  • Working independently

Ideal Interests

  • Computers and Technology
  • Learning and Education

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