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Topographical v Geological Maps

I have always been fascinated by maps. Topographical maps can give one a sense of place (obviously) but can also give one a sense of time. Think about it for a moment, a good map will not only show you where you are physically, but it can show you what that place was like at the time of the maps production. I remember when I was very small, sitting in the back of my parent’s car with my father following a road map to a ferry across a river in Devon. We arrived to find that the last ferry had...

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What to do with the maps…

What to do with the maps…

We now had a large room full of books and maps. Sorting out the books was straightforward. Go through them all, keep the ones we liked, get rid of the ones we didn’t, and have some bookcases built- job done. Two years later the books were still in boxes and the maps in a pile on the floor. Though this undoubtedly says something about our organisational abilities, it also says something about being overtaken by events-such as children, work and a dog that needs walking. It also says a lot about the price of bookcases! Last Christmas I was thinking...

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