1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

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1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

Post by Steven » Thu Oct 03, 2019 18:44

Well, this is a long one...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, SABRE Maps had a full layer labelled as the 1946 Ten Mile Road Map, given that's what both sheets of the original maps said - correct to 1946.

However, a bit more detective work later, it was determined that the southern sheet was actually the 1948 edition, which helpfully still says "1946" all over it, but it can be told apart by the revision code (3817 for the 1948, and 25046 for the 1946).

Time passed, and eventually the 1948 map was moved off the "wrong" layer, onto a layer all of its own - so we had 1946 and 1948 layers, each with half of Great Britain on them.

Well, finally, I've managed to scan a copy of the actual 1946 southern sheet, and so now it's nicely available for everyone to enjoy.

Apparently there are 74 changes between the 1946 and 1948 maps, so in a slightly different form of the map quizzes that are perennially popular on SABRE - how many of those 74 can you find?
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Re: 1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

Post by c2R » Thu Oct 03, 2019 22:37

From the low-hanging fruit, the A3055 diversion on the Isle of Wight is a difference...
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Re: 1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

Post by B1040 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 18:21

1948 version has the A49 Church Stretton bypass open
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Re: 1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

Post by B1040 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 18:22

Slightly off topic, they both have an A20 bypass of Maidstone that looks a bit like the future route of the A20(M) /M20.
This is not on later 1" maps.

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Re: 1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

Post by B1040 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 18:39

A18 at Scunthorpe.

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Re: 1946 Ten Mile Road Map of Great Britain

Post by KeithW » Sat Oct 12, 2019 13:45

B1040 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 18:22
Slightly off topic, they both have an A20 bypass of Maidstone that looks a bit like the future route of the A20(M) /M20.
This is not on later 1" maps.
Bypasses of Ashford and Maidstone were planned before the war. The Ashford bypass was started but little was achieved as there was neither the funding or manpower to progress the work and it finally stalled completely in 1948. Work restarted in 1954 stalling again in 1957. The final section was not opened until 1991. The western section of the M20 was finally built NW of the original route.

The Maidstone bypass went back to the planners and work only started on the A20(M) in 1958/59

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