Tip Offs

I received a tip off about recently discovered signs today. It’s somewhere around 61 Brunswick St, opposite the commission flats. It’s great to get tips like this but I’m thinking we need to set up a system where tips can be posted so people can volunteer to go and take a picture. I will try and go with the kids and get a photo of these two, but if anyone else is passing by and can submit, or email them to anthony@ourfadingpast.com, I’d appreciate it.


I’ve just added over 50 news signs, that takes our tally past the 200 mark.

Email Changes

I just realised that the emails that are automatically generated didn’t actually tell you which sign had been accepted or declined. I’ve just fixed that so now you’ll know which of your signs has just gone live.

Site Work

Today has been a busy day for Our Fading Past. I have completely redone the back end, moving the site from a desktop database that I had created to keep track of signs pre-website to MS SQL server. This will help provide a more stable base as we expand the site.

I also added a new feature on the home page to keep track of our top contributors, Andrew is way out in front so the challenge is on to see if anyone can dethrone him.

There’s plenty more to come, I think the next step will be member pages for each of our contributors, if you have a suggestion or think something else would be better please leave a comment.

Welcome To The Past

Hi, and welcome to Our Fading Past. This is the companion blog for the Google Award Winning map that documents old signs around Melbourne.

We’ve got a lot of work to do, and many plans to improve the site so please, add us to your bookmarks or RSS feed and stay in touch. I’ll be writing more later on today about what we are planning and how you can help so check back soon.

And if you’re here after finding us in the Herald Sun, a big welcome. Leave a comment, we’d like to hear from you.