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Source materials for 1980s (UK)?

Sat 17 Dec 2016, 15:10

Anyone know where you can get good maps of local areas for 1980s UK locations?

I have googled, searched eBay, looked at the OS and Stanford maps sites etc., but they only have more historical maps or modern day ones. Will it require a trip to the local records office?

I've also looked for pictures, but again, there are lots from pre-1950 on the local historical society site, but the 1980s is not yet historical enough it seems.
 
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Re: Source materials for 1980s (UK)?

Sat 17 Dec 2016, 17:52

Anyone know where you can get good maps of local areas for 1980s UK locations?

I have googled, searched eBay, looked at the OS and Stanford maps sites etc., but they only have more historical maps or modern day ones. Will it require a trip to the local records office?

I've also looked for pictures, but again, there are lots from pre-1950 on the local historical society site, but the 1980s is not yet historical enough it seems.
Bit of a strange idea, but I would say you could try calling the larger libraries for the places you are thinking about. City Libraries usually keep records and momentos for study.
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Re: Source materials for 1980s (UK)?

Sat 17 Dec 2016, 23:48

Hey,

Brit here.

It's either a good idea to type in the name of a specific city such as Crewe or Newcastle - Both have a good feel to them in the 1980s.
So for Crewe 1980s map I found this:
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/dome ... 0.1986.jpg

It's a bit small but might help.

Alternatively I have found this site:
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/

Just type in the city at the top left and then scroll down the list for more modern maps.
!980s stuff is nearer to the bottom.

I hope this helps!
 
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Re: Source materials for 1980s (UK)?

Sun 18 Dec 2016, 00:22

I'd forgotten about Domesday reloaded! We did a D block back in 80s. Unfortunately it seems no-one did the block around my neighbourhood.
That old maps site is great though,
 
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Re: Source materials for 1980s (UK)?

Sun 18 Dec 2016, 01:52

Second hand stores and used book stores might have what you look for.
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Mon 19 Dec 2016, 10:37

So, in the 1980s my neighborhood had the Barnados Home for Boys next door to the psychiatric hospital. What could possibly go wrong?
 
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Thu 29 Dec 2016, 14:00

I'm 48 so lived the 80's from age 12 to age 22 in the U.K.
It was grim and would need a large horror supplement
I have nightmares that Thatcher will rise again from the depths of the seas when the Markets are right.
It's leads to now.
Not good.
Stick to Sweden. It's friendlier.
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