The Overspill Project was kindly supported by TimePix who shared some amazing photographs of Langely estate being built. The photos, taken by Ordnance Survey for
the post-war survey, are affectionally known as ‘stick man photos’ as they depict an surveyor holding a grid refence board and making the exact point with a stick.

You can search more photos form the area at https://www.timepix.uk/PAGES/n-nKq3HD/Manchester-overspill-pages/Manchester-Overspill. Alternatively you can navigate to the collection from the Time Pix home page, www.timepix.uk, to PHOTO MAPS, then choose Thematic Maps to find the Overspill page.