While helping his father-in-law to move house, Mapsareus found a large number of Royal Mail stamp collections, including this set from 1991 depicting the development of Ordnance Survey mapping from late Victorian times to the then, present day. 57 more words
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We have had a lot of interest recently in the ‘new’ historic map of our home town of Melksham!
Alan Godfrey who publishes these maps clearly loves local history and virtually every map is accompanied by text on the reverse describing the history of the area, or a local directory of businesses of the time of the map. 60 more words
Mapsareus has been sorting though some old maps that belong to his father-in-law. These maps are absolutely fascinating, and apparently some are quite valuable!
The ones shown above are original Ordnance Survey maps dating from 1920, although we can re-print these maps in our office, there is something very appealing about handling the originals!