A mysterious map…

One of the great joys of leading this project is the way word of mouth has led to local people digging through their photo albums and memories, even if they are unable to attend the formal history sessions. This means I get a number of surprises coming through my letterbox… An example is the map below, drawn up by some anonymous gentlemen in the pub and handed to Gordon (one of our volunteers) to pass on to me. It’s important to note that not everything the map contains is strictly accurate (maybe influenced by the beer, or maybe just a symptom of how our memories vary), but it is certainly a work of art! Thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far! Amy

Street sketch from Gordon's contact


2 thoughts on “A mysterious map…

  • June 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Amy what a great map but some of the bits are in the wrong place have printed it off and will put my ideas in for people to have a look and see if its right ,i think Eddie will also have some ideas as well Alan

    • June 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks Alan. As mentioned in the post, I know quite a bit of the hand-drawn map is incorrect – don’t worry, we have an accurate map that we have created through the history sessions and have checked it against a Kelly’s directory, so that is what we are using. I just posted this one here as an example of the lengths people are going to to help. Just like you! If you have any photos or memories of the owners or interiors of the shops they would still be gratefully received. Thanks! Amy


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