Your Window on the Past.

Get this FREE app and discover the past of the East Yorkshire region with historical photos & maps, brought to you by East Riding Archives.

Use the base map to find historical photos that were taken near your location and compare the past with the present using your phone or tablet.

Explore your immediate surroundings to see ‘what was here’, or simply browse the content at home, anytime, anywhere.

With the ‘What was here?’ app you can:

• ‘View map’ for self-directed exploration of historical photos & maps.
• ‘View trails’ to be guided on step-by-step heritage tours.
• Buy prints of selected historic images to frame on your wall, using links to our ‘East Riding Photos’ online prints service ( )
• ‘Contribute’ by suggesting refinements to photo locations, or donate your historical collections to East Riding Archives

What’s New

Version 2.0

- New design
- Quiz game
- Audio player

App Privacy

The developer, Surface Impression, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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