Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

  Our Map of the Week is unusual in that it is an escape map for British forces during World War II. During this time around 1 million escape maps were made on behalf of the British armed forces.  These were issued to soldiers, seamen and airmen in case they found themselves behind enemy lines. They were …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our map of the week gives us a fascinating insight into the geology of Ilford. The map was produced by the Ilford Borough Council surveyor’s department in 1948. It features a hand coloured survey drawn over a standard printed map. It was used by the Surveyor to show areas of Ilford that were safe to …

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