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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Banbridge in 1901: map published

Alan Godfrey Maps has released an Old Ordnance Survey Map for Banbridge, co Down, in 1901. It is the first Irish destination map to be published by the company in some time.

This detailed, double-sided map of Banbridge covers an area of about 1.5 miles x 1 mile. The main map covers the centre and west of the town. Features include Newry Street, most of Bridge Street, railway station, Edenderry Works, Workhouse, Downshire Arms Hotel, Court House, Brookfield Weaving Factory, and countryside westward to Grove Hill and Ringsend.

The map on the reverse side includes Holy Trinity church, St Patrick's Roman Catholic church, weaving factories on the Bann, Church Square and Ballydown Bleach Works.

You can check out the full list of destinations in the Old Ordnance Survey range, and buy the Banbridge map (£2.50 + p&p), here.