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Paul Heathcote

I am trying to obtain a street map of heeley showing individual housing around the 1950's.  I have seen an ordnance survey which is adequate but it has a water mark and does not allow for additions, such as inclusion of family names etc.

I was born 1948 and spent my formative years at 13 kent road.  Presently trying to put together ancestry files for my daughter so when she gets an interest she won't have to go through this.  Any help out there will be greatly appreciated.

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SteveHB

Source of the OS map(S) you are referring to, and why would the watermark cause problems?

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Paul Heathcote
3 minutes ago, SteveHB said:

Why would a watermark cause problems?

 

3 minutes ago, SteveHB said:

Why would a watermark cause problems?

It obscures the section of the map that really interests me, ie Kent Rd nr the junction with Gleadless Rd and the OS map does not allow me to add detail such as notes against specific locations

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SteveHB
1 minute ago, Paul Heathcote said:

 

It obscures the section of the map that really interests me, ie Kent Rd nr the junction with Gleadless Rd and the OS map does not allow me to add detail such as notes against specific locations

What map?

If you are referring to the 1950's OS maps on here, they were marked for a specific reason, they are within ordnance survey copyright.

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Paul Heathcote

Yes of course, but I would be willing to pay for a clean writable copy if I just new where to obtain it.

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Organgrinder

Hi Paul,

I lived on Gleadless Road, 40 or 50 yards from your house from 1940 to the end of the 60's.

Can't help with the map I'm afraid. I use the OS map and it's unfortunate where the watermark falls.

When we were little kids, we used to wait at the back of your house because the old lamplighter used to come and light the gas lamp in the corner of the Ginnel or Gennel,as we pronounced it.

Most of my pals lived within yards of your house and I have  quite a few local photos if you are interested.

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Edmund

The watermarking on the Old-Maps website is much less intrusive and a reasonable job of removing it can be made using the free Photofiltre program - example below.

Old-Maps link: Heeley 1950

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Organgrinder

Thanks Edmund,

Good to know that - I will have to experiment with that.

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Paul Heathcote
On 07/09/2020 at 08:55, Edmund said:

The watermarking on the Old-Maps website is much less intrusive and a reasonable job of removing it can be made using the free Photofiltre program - example below.

Old-Maps link: Heeley 1950

heeley.png.bf2113f7a308e37282c19b6ee0b87f9a.png

 

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Paul Heathcote

Thank you Edmund, that is just what I was looking for and in fact the very map.  Much appreciated.

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