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this any use ?

http://www.isle-of-m...t1834/index.htm

Thanks for the link but it's about 100 years too early. I'm working on a book of old photos and just need to confirm some locations which have now disappeared. They range from early 20s onward - most I know but odd ones are possibly wrongly captioned. Even Stuart Slack's book doesn't fill in the gaps. Probably anything from about 1900-1960 would do, possibly a bit earlier as a lot of old Douglas didn't change for many years - or so my memory says.
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Anybody got an old street map of Douglas I can buy or borrow? Needs to be pre 1970s to include streets subsequently demolished around Wellington Square area.

I think I have a couple at home (in the old visitors guides), but I am away for another 10 days. Let me know if you still need something then.
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the 1864-8 mapping was on a 1:500 scale O/S sheets XIII-8-22 covers the south part to just north of Well Road

sheet XIII-8-17 covers the bit north of this to just south of castle mona

both sheets are available at Manx Museuam (I've also put 8-17 on my latest CD Rom - contact me via ManxNoteBook - could add 8-22 as well as I've had my copy digitised)

there were however changes due to the Loch prom and then the widening of all the proms in mid 1930's - there was some updates to the 1860's map done in 1890s but think only to the 6" to a mile map (again check Museum) - the current mapping was based I think on aerial photos and possibly applied piecemeal until a complete revision to give current digital mappaing

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Had a look on ManxNoteBook but I don't see the map(s) I need. I should remember the streets but not clearly enough for what I am trying to do which is verify locations in old photos. I'm trying to avoid a trip into Douglas if at all possible so the museum is an absolute last resort.

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the large images are not online but on my CD Rom version (I think this is made clear in many places) - the CD costs £8 and helps defray some of the costs as I don't have any adverts - you can see the level of detail on these plans at http://www.manxnotebook.com/towns/douglas/harrs_pm.htm

ETA: I've just put up an index to those 1:500 maps (dating c.1865) that I have - http://www.manxnotebook.com//towns/douglas/os_plan/do_idx.htm

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Had a look on ManxNoteBook but I don't see the map(s) I need. I should remember the streets but not clearly enough for what I am trying to do which is verify locations in old photos. I'm trying to avoid a trip into Douglas if at all possible so the museum is an absolute last resort.

google streetview :lol:

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Anybody got an old street map of Douglas I can buy or borrow? Needs to be pre 1970s to include streets subsequently demolished around Wellington Square area.

I think it will need to be a bit before 1970's. I looked at one with St Barnabas still on, yet Wellington Square had already gone.post-30321-0-21382300-1349347558_thumb.jpg

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