I’ve written before about the History Pin Project: http://www.historypin.com and now there is a similar website. It states:
‘The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience of time and space – a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past.
The premise is simple: provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. If enough people upload enough photographs in enough places, together we will weave together a photographic history of the world (or at least any place covered by Google Maps). So wherever you are in the world, take a moment to upload a photograph and contribute to history! If you have a question or want to find out more about this project, contact us at email@example.com. WhatWasThere was created in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Enlighten Ventures, LLC.’
So far there are no entries for Cumbria, North Yorkshire or Scotland so it is worth checkig it out and adding your own photos.