Alan Godfrey Brighton 1909: Sussex Sheet 66.09 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Sussex)
Sussex Sheet 66.09 Brighton 1909 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey. This detailed map covers much of central and west Brighton, together with a large part...... more
Sussex Sheet 66.09 Brighton 1909 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey. This detailed map covers much of central and west Brighton, together with a large part of Hove. Coverage stretches from Old Steine and Grand Parade westward to Second Avenue and Wilbury Road, and from Old Shoreham Road southward to the seafront. This is a very busy map with much of interest. Major features include the station, engine shed, locomotive and carriage works, Holland Road Halt, and railway lines and tramways; St Nicholas church, St Peter's church, Hotel Metropole, Grand Hotel, Bedford Hotel, part of West Pier, Brunswick Lawns, Adelaide Crescent, Brunswick Square, Regency Square, Montpelier Crescent, St Anns Wells Gardens, All Saints church Hove, cricket ground, St Thomas church, The Wick, Wick Hall, Gloucester Place, Royal Pavilion, The Lanes (not all named), Dome, and much more. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Brunswick Place, Kings Road, Western Road.
Barrie Trinder Leamington Spa 1923: Warwickshire Sheet 33.11 (Old O.S. Maps of Warwickshire)
Detailed map of Leamington; Warwickshire 33.11. Historical introduction by Barrie Trinder. This detailed map covers most of the town centre of Leamington, here...... more
Detailed map of Leamington; Warwickshire 33.11. Historical introduction by Barrie Trinder. This detailed map covers most of the town centre of Leamington, here fully named as Royal Leamington Spa, with coverage stretching from Russell Terrace and Spencer Street northward to Lillington Avenue, and from Oswald Road and Warwick New Road eastward to Campion Hills and Newbold Farm. The many features include Pump Room Gardens, Manor House Hotel, All Saints church, Jephson Gardens, River Leam, Regent Hotel, Newbold Comyn, Newbold Beeches, Royal Pump Room, Municipal Building, tramway, Avenue station (most of railway is on South map), Adelaide Bridge, Milverton, Christ Church, Holy Trinity church, Leamington College, Leamington Brewery, Beech Lawn Prep School, Leamington & Lillington Brick Works, and many well laid out streets, with individual houses neatly shown. On the reverse we include entries A-Gr from a list of private residents from a 1921 directory.
Advantages: Fantastic Wines, Excellent Pubs, Cultural Atmosphere, Fab Public Transport Disadvantages: none
...how well liked these little shops are by the number of locals that stop in for a coffee/tea and cake.
Finally, Adelaide has excellent take-away places for foods if you'd prefer to eat at home or in your hotel. There are "chook shops" where you can by BBQ chicken and chips (fries) everywhere. You can stop at take-away fish and chips shops and get any type seafood you want as well. There are...
Advantages: Well laid out, the Barossa Wine Region Disadvantages: Travelling time
...are very lucky you may just see a duck billed platypus!
For many of these out of town attractions there are excellent escorted tours, most hotel receptions have full details or visit the information bureau or local travel agents.
A trip to Adelaide is suited for the whole family especially those with an interest in Australian flora and fauna, architecture, arts and the wine...
Advantages: Cheap Hostel, close to all attractions, friendly staff Disadvantages: You wont want to leave!
...For all of you out there who are lucky enough to be visiting Australia soon then I ask you, please do not overlook Adelaide. You, like I was, may be thinking, I'll visit Adelaide but only as a stop over between Perth & Sydney. I decided to take a year out of my life - 2002-2003 - and go backpacking around Australia. I'd been in Perth for about 3 months (staying with family) and I decided that...