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ISBN: 9781871164862
AUTHOR: Maureen Attwooll
Weymouth & Portland Then Meets Now
Weymouth & Portland Then Meets Now
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Weymouth & Portland: Then meets Now looks at the borough’s history through maps which date from the Tudor period up to the twentieth century.

Early county maps were often decorative and colourful, but although they showed the locations of towns and villages, and indicated features such as hills, woods and rivers, few provided the traveller with any information about routes which would enable him to travel from place to place.

It was the Ordnance Survey, set up in the late eighteenth century as the Board of Ordnance to survey and map Great Britain for military purposes, which provided the first of the detailed and accurate standardised maps that we rely on today.

It is fitting that this book, which contains extracts of many O/S maps from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is published 200 years after the first Ordnance Survey map of Dorset was produced in 1811.

The majority of the maps included are of Weymouth and Portland and the surrounding villages which now lie within the borough boundary. Also featured are sections of some of the early county maps – these often provide interesting and lesser-known aspects of the area, such as lost place-names and shipwreck sites. Accompanying each map are pictures old and new to illustrate some of the changes each area has undergone since the map’s publication. Together they show just what has altered and what – remarkably – has stayed the same.

Presentation and layout is refreshingly different and the past is revisited with renewed vigour. Weymouth & Portland: Then Meets Now will be a must for locals and visitors alike.

Maureen Attwooll is co-author of several books on Weymouth’s history including Weymouth: An Illustrated History, Seaside Weymouth and Weymouth and Portland at War: Countdown to D-Day, and more recently the popular books Weymouth – The Golden Years,Weymouth – More Golden Years, Weymouth Century, Weymouth Revisited, The Bumper Book of Weymouth and The Second Bumper Book of Weymouth, all for Halsgrove. She has also written Shipwrecks in the Discover Dorset series, as well as contributing articles on various aspects of local history to a number of magazines.

Imprit: Dorset Books. ISBN 978 1 871164 86 2, hardback, 238x258mm, 144 pages. Published October 2011.

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