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Can You Find Your Place on this Victorian Map?

This week I found the most amazing Victorian map of London online. Virtually every sheet of the  Ordnance Survey's 1893-6 "Five Feet to the Mile" scale series has been painstakingly layered on top of a modern Google map. 

The detail at this scale is really amazing, you can see the layouts of individual buildings and even recognisable trees. The online version is superior to the original printed sheets as you easily zoom in, search, and move around the map. …


Added by Peter Berthoud on January 31, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments

Scram, from Myddleton Road

A much missed and nationally known company once had its head quarters in Myddleton Road.

Today 120 Myddleton Road is home to Barnet Brake & Clutch Services, Motor Factors.

But in the 1940s and 50s it served as the base for a company who were a household name in pest control. Scram was a…


Added by Peter Berthoud on December 15, 2013 at 8:39 — No Comments

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