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The Open Road Awaits…

The Open Road Awaits…

Where would we be without the trusty Ordnance Survey map when getting out in the great outdoors, but did you know that it wasn’t Ordnance Survey who first utilised their maps commercially? Here at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham we hold a large collection of OS maps which includes copies of Ordnance Surveyor’s drawings of 1789 on microfiche to maps of the modern day. Julie Davis, Community History Advisor at the WSHC takes a look at the early history of the popular leisure map.

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