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Old 27-06-2014, 21:17   #1
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ordinance maps

clearing a loft came across 5/6 maps a bit shabby, mostly Accrington oswaldtwisle. haslingdon dates from 1800 to 1910 r they worth keeping or just boot sale or even the bin any advice would be good violet
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Old 28-06-2014, 08:06   #2
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The Museum in the Arndale would like to have a look at them, if you are ever in town? :-)
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Old 28-06-2014, 11:36   #3
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thanks atara didn't even know there was anything like that in the arndale havnt been in for years violet
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Old 28-06-2014, 19:51   #4
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I love looking at maps. They tell you so much of the area. I would pay a small fee for them if you don't give them to the museum.
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Old 28-06-2014, 21:43   #5
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I love looking at maps. They tell you so much of the area. I would pay a small fee for them if you don't give them to the museum.
Have you tried MARIO? Lots of old ordnance survey map overlays.

Incidentally, to the OP, it's Ordnance - ordinance is another word for ammunition or payload.
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Old 28-06-2014, 22:52   #6
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Incidentally, to the OP, it's Ordnance - ordinance is another word for ammunition or payload.
Are you sure? A quick look at ordinance: definition of ordinance in Oxford dictionary (British & World English) suggests otherwise.

Whereas, ordnance: definition of ordnance in Oxford (British & World English)

Yet in the context that was meant "Ordnance" would have been correct, but as long as folk can ascertain what's meant, why stress? Apparently that's the attitude of the modern day intelligentsia.

Ah, the nuances & subtleties of the English language, immeasurable & myriad.
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Old 29-06-2014, 07:08   #7
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And the Ordnance Survey all began because the army's maps of Scotland weren't good enough to allow them to catch Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. They started to map the whole country leading to the wide range of maps we have today.
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Old 29-06-2014, 11:02   #8
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Are you sure? ...
Not any more

In my defence, my knowledge of "ordinance" comes from Lancaster Bomber pilots telling their stories, so it's entirely plausible they were using the wrong word too.

Lesson learned: Check sources before pulling anyone up on their speeling.
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Have you tried MARIO? Lots of old ordnance survey map overlays.

Incidentally, to the OP, it's Ordnance - ordinance is another word for ammunition or payload.
Ordnance means Military Logistics etc, I did my National Service back in the 1950's in "The Royal Army Ordnance Corp" now renamed "The Royal Logistics Corp". I believe Ordinance is more suited to Maps than Ordnance.
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"The Royal Army Ordnance Corp"
Otherwise known in the parlance as "Rag & shag stackers".
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