November 3rd, 2009 § 4 Comments
The West Yorkshire Archive Service have a new website, Tracks in Time, that lets you view old Tithe Maps of Leeds and the surrounding area against present-day maps of the same place. The website could be a bit easier to use, but basically if you go to the “Tithe Map Digital Resource” you can search for maps of your town/village etc and see them online.
It’s pretty cool – my only criticism is that the old maps are quite small and you have to zoom in to see the details. I also wonder if the resolution could be improved since when you zoom in the image is pretty pixellated – maybe this is something the Archive Service will improve. Anyhoo, I’ve been playing around with maps of Aberford and Boston Spa and it’s cool to see how the villages have changed in the last 100 years
November 1st, 2008 § 3 Comments
Piggynap’s mum has written a book! Here it is in all its badly-photographed glory: Volume One of Aberford Church of England School.
This first volume deals with the early years – how the school came into being and the adventures of the early headmasters. There’s some stuff about the village in there too and some people might find old ancestors being mentioned.
The book costs £6 to buy and all proceeds go to the school, so it’s for a good cause!
If you’d like a copy (and I hope you do) you can get in touch either with me, by leaving a comment here, or with my mum whose email address is ruthpi1412 at-hotmail-dot-com.
She can take payment by cash if you want to go round her house, or cheque if you live further afield and want to post it
Many thanks Piggynap readers!
August 31st, 2008 § Leave a Comment
I visited the village website for the first time in ages and noticed this shocker: