Digital time machine gives new picture of history

Look back in time with latest online technology

FINALLY an effective form of time travel has been developed.

Historypin is a brand new global project which aims to create a photographic world history on one website. Pictures from the past are pinned on to Google's enormous world map.

Biggleswade History Society was one of the groups to take part in the project's trial.

Society chairman, Mike Strange, said: "We were the only people to respond positively in the county. It doesn't seem as if there were many other takers."

For Biggleswade, this means that the town is far more important on the history pin site than otherwise would have been expected.

There is a picture of Biggleswade on the website's homepage, with the town's market square taking pride of place between Sydney and Leeds.

For the full story see the Biggleswade Chronicle of Friday, July 2.