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This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
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Tuesday 5 April 2011

Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Derby by Alan Godfrey. Great for research.

For some years now I have been using old maps to help learn about how Derby used to look, I have some great maps produced by Alan Godfrey and these are very handy if you want to know where things used to be in Derby such as Roads that have gone or been diverted. The maps are ideal for local historians, transport historians, and family historians.

There are currently 3 maps for the Derby area, two dating from 1899 and one from 1913. They are very detailed. In order to help you work out what area each map covers I have created a modern map showing the precise area that is covered by the three maps, that way you know which one to buy.

See my map below. Best to click the link below the map so you can get a full size map.

These maps are available from good local book shops or online.

I have created a map showing the precise area covered by each of the Godfrey local maps so you can see which map is the correct one for your area.

View Alan Godfrey Maps - Coverage area for Derby maps. in a larger map
Best to click the link above to get a good view.


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