How to view your area's past

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Vickie ClarkNo comments

 

HOW TO VIEW YOUR AREA'S PAST 

 

Curious as to what your area looked like back in the late 1800s?

 

Want to compare then with more modern times?

  

I did just that.

 

Very fortunate to have found a fabulous website of old British maps with a free 'search your location' section.

 

There is a nifty map slider tool that allows you to view your chosen location in map form through time, from the Victoria era up to the 1960s.

 

I chose Rotherhithe in London.

 

The area and names have obviously seen much change over the years but not as dramatic as other areas around the South East, bit of an eye opener!

 

I found this at www.archiuk.com, in my book a little gem of a site and well worth a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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