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Rob Orland
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1 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 5:12pm  
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Something I've been planning to do for a long, long time has just started to come to fruition. I've made a start on scanning in the few old maps I have in order to make them available to you all via Historic Coventry. From what I've read, Ordnance Survey based maps are out of copyright 50 years after first publishing, so displaying them shouldn't be breaking any rules. And if I'm wrong, then.... let's live dangerously!!! Oh my You've probably already seen my hand-drawn "streets through the ages" maps, but now you will be able to view scans of "proper" maps, covering a much wider area. I began yesterday by adding a basic street-plan of Coventry in 1954, and today I've just added Coventry 1936 and a very detailed map of Stoke & Binley from 1926. How many of the streets where you now live were around then? I know mine wasn't! It's a slow laborious job scanning section by section on an A4 scanner, so it might be a while before I get round to adding more, but I hope you can all enjoy this beginning. When you select a map from the top-menu, it might take a short while to load in - although I've compressed them to just over 1.5Mb, so it shouldn't be too bad. You can click your mouse on the map and drag it around to see "further out", and in the bottom right corner you can also zoom in to x4 magnification. Have fun.... Cheers http://www.historiccoventry.co.uk/covmaps/map_scans.php By the way, in future these maps are easy to get to via the "Street maps" link on the left-hand menu. Thumbs up
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TonyS
Coventry
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2 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 5:19pm  
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Fantastic job, well done Rob! Cheers Thumbs up
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Adrian
UK
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3 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 5:30pm  
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excellent Rob. This site gets better by the day. Cheers
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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4 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 5:37pm  
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. . . . and so say all of us Cheers
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Marina
Ireland
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5 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 6:32pm  
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Great work Rob.Thanks so much!! Smile
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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6 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 7:45pm  
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What more could we want. Thank you Rob Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
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7 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 9:03pm  
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You're all very welcome! Thumbs up Sometime over the next few days I hope to find time to scan my other 1926 map - Wyken & Walsgrave. Thanks again for all the kindness. Rob
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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8 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 9:21pm  
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Hi all. Wave I am looking forward to that too. Thumbs up
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The spirit of Coventry
Spain
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9 of 27  Wed 15th Feb 2012 10:24pm  
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Good stuff!! Computer work is always tedious, goes on and on, but the results are banging!! Thumbs up
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scrutiny
coventry
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10 of 27  Thu 16th Feb 2012 8:25am  
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Great, After getting the Dutchman to tell me where he gets his maps from and then cracking the method to download them YOU go and do this. Lol Cheers
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TonyS
Coventry
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11 of 27  Thu 16th Feb 2012 9:51am  
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On 15th Feb 2012 10:24pm, The spirit of Coventry said: ..but the results are banging!! Thumbs up
I know the years pass me by quite quickly, but is this some new form of language that I have totally missed out on? Roll eyes Smile Big grin Lol
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PhilipInCoventry
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12 of 27  Thu 16th Feb 2012 11:39am  
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Hi Wave Bril!
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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13 of 27  Thu 16th Feb 2012 7:12pm  
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On 16th Feb 2012 9:51am, TonyS said:
On 15th Feb 2012 10:24pm, The spirit of Coventry said: ..but the results are banging!! Thumbs up
I know the years pass me by quite quickly, but is this some new form of language that I have totally missed out on? Roll eyes Smile Big grin Lol
Probably some kind of Spanish percussion to accompany the castanets! Lol I was originally going to say "he's from Barcelona", but I believe that "Spirit" began life a bit more locally! Roll eyes
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Spain
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14 of 27  Thu 16th Feb 2012 7:19pm  
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Sorry "banging" meaning good, like "oo that cuppa tea was banging!!"
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TonyS
Coventry
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15 of 27  Thu 16th Feb 2012 8:12pm  
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That's OK, don't worry (or should that be "no worries"!) Thumbs up I did actually understand what you meant - I was joking about current terminology (and me getting older!) Big grin
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