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A nice surprise

Gosh! It’s been a while since I last wrote anything. I’ve been rather consumed by my PhD writing since the summer and have been neglecting other aspects of my life. 184 more words


New OS Map Symbols Confirmed

Back in the early summer, BBC’s ‘One Show’ ran a competition to select some new symbols for Ordnance Survey maps. Six new symbols have since been selected to be included in the forthcoming reprint of the ‘Tour Map’ series  – so can now be added to all of those symbols exercises in our classrooms. 115 more words


Ordnance Survey

Although these are a little low quality – Ordnance Survey maps always beautiful. Have to admit I know absolutely nothing about the process of how these are created…hmmm..


Writing 201: Poetry | 5: Map, Ode, Metaphor

Maps, especially those produced by the ever wonderful Ordnance Survey, are something that I absolutely love. Partly because I’m always amazed by the sheer attention to detail, work and effort that go into producing them; partly because they’re as good a work of art as you’ll find in any gallery and partly because, being a keen outdoors-man, they’ve got me out of a tricky hole more times than I care to remember. 108 more words


Searching for Midleton's 'lost' 19th century brewery.

When researching the history of Midleton, one must admit that it can be very frustrating trying to put together an accurate picture of the town’s past. 765 more words


Grid reference

Having spent a fair amount of time on the rail cobweb of the North and Midlands, I have concluded that the well-equipped passenger should always carry a map when travelling by train. 700 more words