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RE: Maps and Directories

#16 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed May 05, 2010 7:43 pm

I noticed they seem a lot more expensive than Midlands Historical Data.

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RE: Maps and Directories

#17 by Voltman , Wed May 05, 2010 8:35 pm

Some are a bit steep in comparison, but if you consider the amount of work that must go into scanning these books, and the fact that they aren't big sellers, then I suppose the prices are fair.
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RE: Maps and Directories

#18 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 pm

VM

You might be surprised at how big a seller some of them are. Have you any idea how many people are in to genealogy?

I have no interest in genealogy and I have 10 Cd's. So imagine how many some people have got.

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RE: Maps and Directories

#19 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu May 06, 2010 4:05 pm

I don't know if any of you have ever looked in on this site, but it's very interesting and informative. It has a short bit detailed history of Birmingham and there is also historic information on other midland towns.

You can also download the whole site as an Ebook

http://www.mspong.org/picturesque/contents.html

It is well worth a look.

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RE: Maps and Directories

#20 by Voltman , Fri May 07, 2010 8:19 am

That's a very nice book Phil.
The real book must be a mervellous tome, Matthew Spong has done an excellent job in giving it to us.
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RE: Maps and Directories

#21 by Voltman , Wed May 26, 2010 9:07 am


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RE: Maps and Directories

#22 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri May 28, 2010 3:47 pm

Here's a link to a book about Birmingham which can be read online, numerous drawings of buildings, beware it's 260 pages, it will take some reading.http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=8dEuA...epage&q&f=false

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RE: Maps and Directories

#23 by Voltman , Fri May 28, 2010 7:06 pm

That was a good find Signman.
I find it rather amusing that the copy came from the New York Public Library.
Of cousre it refers to an age more in keeping with yours and Phils childhood, but still a good read.
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RE: Maps and Directories

#24 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat May 29, 2010 5:44 am

You cheeky young whippersnapper,wait until I meet you face to face.
Mind you don't arrange to meet in a wallpaper shop I'll never recognise you judging by your avatar.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#25 by Sheldonboy , Sat May 29, 2010 5:53 am

Good discription of VM


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RE: Maps and Directories

#26 by Voltman , Sat May 29, 2010 5:07 pm

Just a temporary kaleidoscopic abberation.
I have worse abberations in store.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#27 by Sheldonboy , Sat May 29, 2010 5:35 pm

OH DEAR


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RE: Maps and Directories

#28 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun May 30, 2010 1:12 pm

VM, yours is a bit boring, so I've designed you this one.

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RE: Maps and Directories

#29 by Voltman , Sun May 30, 2010 4:56 pm

Thank You Signman,

It doesn't really look like me though does it? Alright, a bit, but not a lot.

Mine was made from my previous avatar so it shouldn't have appeared at all boring. But don't worry it'll be back.
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RE: Maps and Directories

#30 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 30, 2010 5:55 pm

It's got your eyes VM


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