Snap up prizes with Danes Dyke photos

A special picture challenge trail at Danes Dyke is now available on the ‘What Was Here?’ app to encourage people to say where they think historic images were taken.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 9:45 am
One of the historic images snapped at Danes Dyke.

The competition – jointly organised by East Riding Archives and the council’s countryside access team – involves walking the Danes Dyke Picture Challenge trail on the app to view five historic images of the nature reserve from the early 20th Century.

Participants can explore the area and use the special ‘camera view’ on the app to help decide where they think those images were taken. They must then find where they think any of the five historic images were photographed and take a modern-day snap of the scene using their own camera. Winners will be then picked for each of the five image categories and be awarded an Amazon Echo Dot.

All entrants will also be put into a free prize draw to win a pair of annual passes to Sewerby Hall or a four-night stay at South Cliff Holiday Park.

Patrick Wharam, countryside access manager, said: “We thought this would be a fun way of getting visitors to take a closer look at the nature around them, and by using the ‘What Was Here?’ app people will quickly notice how much the landscape has changed, just through natural growth.”

The competition is now open, and entries close at 5pm on Monday, November 9.

To enter the competition, the modern-day photos need to be shared on Facebook or Twitter, with the tag @ERArchives and hashtag #DDPChallenge together with the name of the image category.