A few months ago I got a very curious phone call from Lawrence Grizzel, a producer for Punt PI on Radio 4. He was interested in doing an episode of the Steve Punt show about Argleton, the town that doesn’t exist that’s been covered to death on this blog for nearly three years! The two … Continue reading Return to Argleton
A couple of weeks ago my Twitter Search alerts for "Ormskirk" picked up the following: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903871923/ I was intrigued so searched Google Maps for "topshop near ormskirk" and sure enough, not one but two mystery Topshops were marked on the map. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903870211/ Obviously this isn't the case so why are Google showing them on the map? The … Continue reading Can you tell me how to find Topshop?
So this is how I spent my Friday off work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4755034354/ Radio 4 at 10:30am, Saturday 18th September 2010.
I was right – it took almost three years to arrive in Ormskirk, but this week Google launched Street View across most of the country including Ormskirk. Argleton might have been wiped off the main Google map but it’s still there in Street View as you can see in the above Street View of Argleton … Continue reading Google Street View
It’s that time of year where you have to post an annual wrap-up of the previous year’s posts. 10. Google Apps Mail – POP/IMAP/iPhone Just sneaking into the top ten is Steve’s introduction to some of the ways to access email for users of the new Google powered email. 9. New Departmental Sites Sam introduces … Continue reading Top 10 of 2009
It seems Argleton just won’t die! Late to the game behind the Ormskirk Advertiser, Mister Roy’s visit and my post about the village some 13 months ago, the Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed the mystery of Argleton, the ‘Google’ town that only exists online. It’s a nice article with exclusive interviews from Joe Moran from LJMU … Continue reading Argleton goes national!
I mentioned Argleton a year ago, Mister Roy has walked there and even the Ormskirk Advertiser has covered the issue but soon its days may be numbered! Google has announced a new feature to allow users to report problems and suggest changes to maps. It's currently only available in the US but you can see … Continue reading The end of Argleton is nigh!
I grew up in Aughton - that's the bit stuck on the bottom of Ormskirk. I lived there for most of my life but Google wants to wipe it off the face of the planet! Okay, it probably doesn't - their motto is "Do No Evil" after all - but the power of Google has … Continue reading Google Renames Village