Lovely Map. See the changes.

Apr 10, 2020 | Blog

My cousin Simon sent me this link to a map of South West England smoothly superimposed on the present google view. It is fun to play by toggling the fade button at the top to see what was then and what is now. Railway yes, colonies = the Marsh. No Imperial ground. Little change in the channel. Warren was shorter and wider. Date 1873 – 1888. Have a go! Link

Note: If you are looking on your phone the slider that allows the fade to the Google satellite map may not work though you can still enjoy the detail of the old map. It is fine on the computer.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/print/?fbclid=IwAR0C02_0jS8ZCXfYlBKzwGqab6VMkc44qUiPczLz1zAsoFbaRmd2PD0IbLw#zoom=17&lat=50.61132&lon=-3.41386&layers=178&b=1

My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 1.

My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 1.

We invited Heath Nickels a wildlife and wildflower enthusiast to write a blog about flora at the tide's reach after a walk we made between Exton and the mouth of the Clyst. Tidelines is very much about valuing all our experiences and knowledge of the Exe whether you...

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My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 2.

My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 2.

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The Map Room

The Map Room

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The Almanac begins..

The Almanac begins..

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Night Fish

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Bull Hill, Shelley Bank,  Cockle Sand

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