Friday 18 March 2022

Old charts

Apologies to anyone who clicked here hoping to see re runs of 1970's Top of the Pops. 

I recently found some interesting old charts which were being thrown out, this first one, all colour view of the Isle of Wight , the Solent and Spithead price Fifteen Shillings (75pence) puts it pre decimalisation which was 15th February 1971, but actually the correction at time of issue is 23/11/1962

Soundings are show as Feet above Low Water ordinary spring tide and heights in Feet above Low Water.

The second is by Imray, Laurie, Norris and Wilson Ltd, who operate from a very lovely old building , Wych House in St Ives in Cambridgeshire. Although black and white, it dates from December 1977.

The detailing is really lovely and many of the notes appear to be hand written . Soundings are in fathoms and heights in feet. Tidal directions are in Knots and probably still accurate enough to use today.

 I'm not really into collecting but it just seems that these are bits of history and work preserving.

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