If you go down to the woods today..
..you could win a ‘Pics App’ prize!!
(See our competition page for details of how to enter)
‘Danes Dyke’ has long been a much-loved nature reserve for residents and visitors to the Bridlington area. Its name hints at the Danes (Vikings) who once invaded the area at the end of the 8th century, but the dyke itself is an ancient ditch or earthwork constructed for defence, and dates at least as far back as the Bronze Age, with arrowheads from that period having been found here. Perhaps it’s that unique combination of heritage, wildlife, and a coastal location of sea, cliff & woodland, that makes it so important and dear to all who know it.
As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI), and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it truly is a rare treasure and, to the untrained eye, appears to have an almost unchanging, timeless quality about it. But, it’s changed much more than you might think …
Normally, the ‘What Was Here?’ app shows you historic photographs at the locations where they were taken, but now the tables have been deliberately turned for a special ‘Picture Challenge’ trail at Danes Dyke on the app, and it’s up to you to tell us where you think the historic images were photographed!
The competition, jointly organised by us at the East Riding Archives and Countryside Access Team, involves walking the ‘Danes Dyke – Picture Challenge’ trail on the ‘What Was Here?’ app to view 5 historic images of the nature reserve from the early 20th century. Then, it’s your turn to go and explore the area and use the special ‘camera view’ on the app to help decide where you think those images were taken.
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 app, we think you’ll quickly notice how much the landscape has changed, just through natural growth.
Entrants must find where they think any of the 5 historic images were photographed and take a modern-day snap of the scene using their own camera. Winners will then be picked for each of the 5 image categories and be awarded an Amazon Echo Dot!
But the prizes don’t stop there – all entrants will be put into a FREE Prize Draw to win a pair of Annual Passes to Sewerby Hall & Gardens, or a 4-night Deluxe Midweek stay at South Cliff Holiday Park.
It’s been a tough year for everyone, and our colleagues at Sewerby Hall and South Cliff have been so generous in donating these prizes, to help give everyone a bit of fun and a nice reward for the lucky winners.
In what could be described as the year of the staycation, you can expect a lot of people will be interested in getting their hands on these prizes.
So, how do you enter? Your 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, or you can email it all to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Full details here on our competition page: www.eastridingarchives.blog/competitions/danesdyke
The competition is open now, and entries close at 5pm on Monday 9th November.