The large scale plans of the Ordnance Survey are quite unique. In a clear and attractive manner they have portrayed the English towns and villages in details over the last 150 years. They show not just the streets, but virtually every house; the complete track layouts of railways and tramways are given; factories, mills and docks are all shows. The maps contain all the fascinating minutiae that is the lifeblood of history and have become the most complete record of the places where our ancestors lived and worked.
The Godfrey Edition is a major undertaking to reprint these maps, in a convenient and affordable form, for towns throughout Britain and Ireland. This map of Bow Bromley and West Ham as it was in 1893 will delight local historians, genealogists and all who are interested in the history of the area. In includes an essay on the history of these towns by Isobel Watson, together with extracts from a contemporary directory.
So far more than 1400 maps have been republished in this series, and more continue to be reprinted each month. For the latest listing check the publishers website www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk.