Secret Leeds Toolkit

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munki
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Postby munki » Mon 28 May, 2007 1:22 pm

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.
'Are we surprised that men perish, when monuments themselves decay? For death comes even to stones and the names they bear.' - Ausonius.
jf
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Postby jf » Mon 28 May, 2007 7:01 pm

Old Ordnance Survey map website:

http://maps.ponies.me.uk/osmap.html?z=15&x=-1.5573978424072265&y=53.79294504016308

This is quite handy in satellite mode as you overlay the old map on the current(ish) landscape.
urban rambler
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Re: Secret Leeds Toolkit

Postby urban rambler » Sat 07 Jul, 2018 8:45 pm

Is this link of any interest? Was looking for Cross Gates railway history and found the Railway Archive site
http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventlisting.php
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blackprince
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Re: Secret Leeds Toolkit

Postby blackprince » Sun 08 Jul, 2018 8:52 am

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

https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/index.html

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.
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It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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Re: Secret Leeds Toolkit

Postby blackprince » Sun 08 Jul, 2018 9:10 am

1914 Railway Junction Diagrams:

Leeds
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Yorkshire_RJD_1914#/media/File:Leeds_RJD_40.jpg


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.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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