Saturday, January 22, 2005

Worcestershire Maps

This project provides on-line access to digitised 18th and 19th century maps in the county, together with their attached documentary evidence. Together, these transform flat maps into a powerful searchable research tool.

Only a part of the capabilities of the system can be demonstrated on-line. The full system is available at the offices of the Historic Environment and Archaeology Service.

The site is under development, but the following pages provide access to an internet mapping system, through which you can view modern and historic maps, and also provides information about why the original maps were created.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Railways in Worcestershire

My Worcester Tramways article last month prompted a reply from Tavis Pitt about a site I hadn't seen before.Index page for Railways in Worcestershire.
Thanks, Tavis. It's a really good collection of tram pictures you referred me to.

Worcester People & Places - Articles by Bill Gwilliam

Worcester People & Places has dozens of extracts from the late Bill Gwilliam's published works. Fascinating reading.

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