Way back in February a friend alerted me to the Map Return Scheme being run by the Ordnance Survey people. Of course I immediately emailed them to ask for a box of old maps but heard nothing so assumed I’d been unsuccessful, as they were offering them on a first come, first served basis.
Then in April an enormous box was delivered to my house.
Over a hundred maps, it was a very exciting day for me. Of course I had to tweet them and say thank you 🙂
I didn’t tell them that my dog lost the will to live while I was busy sorting through all the maps…
I’ve now made a start on recycling the maps and turning them into books. The first few are in my Etsy shop now.