Comparing Old Cippenham with The Present Day

The National Library of Scotland has created a superb online resource for making comparisons between historic Ordinance Survey maps and Esri satellite images. The image below has been created using this resource to compare the 1897 OS map with the present day. The transparency of the overlaid image can be changed by clicking the left and right arrows.

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It can be seen how much the village pond has shrunk since 1897.

On the other hand the village green has grown a little.

You can try this out yourself by following this link. Look out for the slider which controls the transparency overlay (normally at the bottom of the search panel). This resource doesn’t only work for Cippenham but for the whole country – even Scotland!

Images reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Map Images Website

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