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Town Plan of Glasgow - Duke Street Prison

One of the more interesting surprises while looking through Glasgow’s town plan was the discovery of a large scale prison in the heart of the city, less than 800 metres from the City Chambers. 437 more words


Newly digitised maps reveal details of post-war London

The National Library of Scotland has made freely available the earliest editions of Ordnance Survey National Grid maps at 1:1,250 scale covering central London.

The newly digitised maps provide a detailed cartographic picture of post-war Fitzrovia revealing how it escaped a lot of bombing but has since succumbed to the ravages of urban renewal and property developers. 195 more words


Map Holding

While I was down in Dorset last month, I had an opportunity to try out a new map holder I had purchased, which would offered both resistance to rainfall and a means of storing a folded Ordnance Survey map. 369 more words


Reeth, Arkengarthdale to Grinton Walk

Friday night and we set off for Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales national Park. We decided to defer setting off till after the rush hour traffic had finished, by this time it was getting on for the last hour of light. 826 more words


Book Review: The Ordnance Survey Outdoor Handbook

The Ordnance Survey Outdoor Handbook. Michael Allaby. 1987 MacMillan London. 224 p.

Although almost 20 years old, this is a gem of a book that I picked up second-hand. 400 more words

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Day Hikes in the Cotswolds - Beautiful Chedworth and Withington

For this walk we used: Pathfinder Guides – The Cotswolds (Published 2009) Walk 26: Chedworth and Withington. Distance: 9 miles.

The walk began at Chedworth church. 356 more words


Félicité Perpétue

A white rambling rose that we rescued from the jungle, and that Jackie trained along the front garden fence last year, is now blooming rampantly. The head gardener has now identified it as Felicite Perpetue. 551 more words