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How to search

Did you know - you can now search the map to find photos taken in your street! Details here.




Examples (using box at the top)


Simple search:

Finds exact matches for your entry.

2015-07 > photos in July 2015

Frank Woolrych > photos of our friend Frank  

Church Street > photos of Church Street (whatever the town!)

hat > photos with a hat in them (but you'll also get photos of thatch and hatchery - so be careful with short words)

Keyword search:

you can change it  to this by clicking the three dots on the right of the box

Church Street > photos of Church Street (but you'll also get photos with a Church and with a Street - you could get a lot)

Boolean search:

you can change it  to this by clicking the three dots on the right of the box

With a boolean search you can add +, - and * to refine things.


banjo male > photos with a banjo in and photos with a male in.

+banjo +male > only photos with both a banjo and a male in them)

+banjo -male > only photos with a banjo in and with no male in them)

uk* > photos with anything starting with uk in them (useful if you can't spell ukulele).

Advanced search

Much more sophisticated - you can still enter keywords, but you can choose to look for those keywords in certain 'fields' (e.g. title, description), only in certain collections (of towns/cities) and you can search by location (street name, town, county). You can also use AND and OR in the field searches

You can access the Advanced search on the menu bar and you'll find a brief guide for each section on the form.