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Greetings!
« on: November 03, 2011, 06:26:26 PM »
From "The Airdrie Rambler". 8)
Just finished the book. Looks to me like eventually it may become the navigation bible.
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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 09:34:02 PM »
And a big welcome to you too - hope you've had a look round - a bit quiet at the moment though.  If you hadnt spotted it elsewhere, Lyle has gone off to Turkey for a couple of weeks to help with the earthquake victims, but theres still quite a community growing to help keep things moving as far as we are able.

Judging by a lot of reviews & comments I've seen, it certainly looks like its heading towards Bible status, so your not wrong there, and I'm sure Lyle will certainly appreciate the comment when he wades through the backlog on his return from what must be a prety awful mess.



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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 08:51:28 AM »
Good to have you on-board Jester, you have lots of experience and are already sharing it with this group; thank you.
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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 09:05:01 AM »
Hello

I'm Hugh, a geriatric dwarf who has been wandering and backpacking through the fields and woods and over the moors and mountains of Britain for some seventy years. My father taught me to map-read using the 3rd (Popular) edition of the One-inch map published in 1913 and revised in 1925. I have a small retirement business leading ex-pat Americans resident in London on both day walks and longer trips. I've hiked Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk forty-eight times.

I'm looking forward to both learning from, and contributing to, this forum.

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 01:43:35 PM »
The controversial Hugh Westacott has entered the building....  Hi Hugh and welcome, it is good to have you on board.

I look forward to reading your posts. I have spoke to Lyle and know a bit about your background to know you will add some very interesting content to the forum.

Now if you don't mind I would like to give you a task!

I would like for you to arrange a day out in London, at your library (The British Library?) and give us a tour of some of the gems that it contains in the mapping and navigation section. For maybe a date next summer?

Would that be possible and if so would you be up for it? I am sure many of us would enjoy such a trip. I know I would be in my element. If so I am happy to start a thread about it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 02:26:10 PM »
Welcome Hugh...
I think I would add legendary to Adi's controversial.
Certainly looking forward to reading your posts.
Would also be up for a visit to see what gems from the past you have stored away.

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 03:07:55 PM »
Boys, I think Hugh may have retired  :-\

Hugh, thank you for joining our Forum, you are a most welcome member and I know we will benefit frokm your OS passion ;)
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 03:14:26 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

I fear that there has already been some misunderstanding. I was a librarian both here and the United States but took early retirement in 1982 to concentrate on my walking activities. My whole career was spent in public libraries.

I have a general interest in the history of cartography and am passionate about OS maps, BUT, neither the British Library nor any specialist map library would allow an amateur like me to guide or lecture about their collections.

Hugh

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 06:29:18 PM »
Having read about OS and Adi's previous employment with them

Can I just make it clear I was not employed by OS, I sold some of their products (digital) which put me in daily contact with them.
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