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Posted: Mon 28 May, 2007 1:22 pm
by munki
We are looking to rewrite the 'Useful Links' page on this site so that it becomes a more generally useful set of websites which our Dear Readers can use to research & share the history of the built environment of their city.

The 'Toolkit' will not just include a list of links, but also an explanation of what the links can be used for, & what readers might get out of going to them.

We would like contributions from our readers. If you have website to suggest which you think would be useful, post it here with a link & a description of what you think is useful about the site. These will then be incorporated into the redesigned Toolkit / Useful Links page when it is ready.

The Secret Leeds Team.

Posted: Mon 28 May, 2007 7:01 pm
by jf
Old Ordnance Survey map website:

This is quite handy in satellite mode as you overlay the old map on the current(ish) landscape.

Re: Secret Leeds Toolkit

Posted: Sat 07 Jul, 2018 8:45 pm
by urban rambler
Is this link of any interest? Was looking for Cross Gates railway history and found the Railway Archive site

Re: Secret Leeds Toolkit

Posted: Sun 08 Jul, 2018 8:52 am
by blackprince
Ordnance Survey Maps - Six-inch England and Wales, 1842-1952

The most comprehensive, topographic mapping covering all of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s. Two editions for all areas, and then regular updates in the 20th century for urban or rapidly changing areas.
Browse the maps:
As individual sheets using a zoomable map of England and Wales
As a seamless zoomable overlay layer (1888-1913) on modern Google and OS maps
As a seamless zoomable layer (1888-1913) side-by-side with modern Google and OS maps

Main Advantage :
These maps are freely available and the viewing is not restricted as with some other subscription sites.

The large scale shows street names.

Re: Secret Leeds Toolkit

Posted: Sun 08 Jul, 2018 9:10 am
by blackprince
1914 Railway Junction Diagrams:


Scroll through slide show for other junction diagrams in Yorks eg Ilkley , Normanton , Stourton

Shows which railway companies in 1914 had the rights to run over different lines at complex railway junctions and what facilities they owned eg stations, goods yards and depots.