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Guernsey: drawing of 1933 3 inch map

Date range1933 - 1955
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries OS, subseries OS 1

Return.jpg Ritchie is returning to this file later.
Why this might be the case is open to all manner of unsavoury speculation, but one insuperable fact remains: Ritchie has taken this file out before, and he has every intention of taking it out again soon. In most cases this is because he wants camera copies and wasn't able to get them on the first attempt, but it may also be just because he misses it and longs to be near it again.


This is a 3 inch map of Guernsey in 1933 (you may have guessed that from the title), so while there aren't road numbers, it's still interesting as it's pre-WW2 and hence doesn't have any of the German fortifications that littered the place just a few years later. There's also an earlier map of Guernsey circa 1902, and plenty of correspondence about what projection the new map should use (since it would have fallen outside then then brand spanking new National Yard Grid).

People with camera copies

Ritchie would have got a full scan, but decided to save his money for getting a round of drinks in Milton Keynes instead later that evening. Time will tell whether or not this was a foolhardy adventure.