a recent commenter and fellow collector informs boynton that he has 35 copies of the Melways (beloved Melbourne street directory) in his collection, which is quite inspiring. She remembered seeing a link somewhere recently (Hot Buttered?) to a UK road site - but can't track it down. However she thinks it was a link to this wonderful site. CBRD (Chris's British Road Directory) is a sort of fan site dedicated to the entire road network of mainland Britain.
A recent update is Trent Thomson's page on Australian roads and signage.
The gallery pages are great (eg Centre of Kettlewell) and as a retro fiend boynton especially likes the scanned pages from a 1953 Odhams Road Atlas of Great Britain.
There is much good reading on maps and place over at the last Ecotone which boynton has only now caught up with. All of them are great and will be revisited but boynton links to this one because it is a dog's eye post on maps and territory. Beautiful.
Yes, that was me who linked to the CBRD site. A splendidly eccentric thing it is.
Posted by James Russell at September 11, 2003 05:49 PM
Sorry James, thought so - I tried several searches of HBD (and in the process all of us at UT actually!) but couldn't find it. Great link.
Posted by boynton at September 11, 2003 06:21 PM