Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Surrey_Scientist
A mate and I were out in Rye today and bought an old Daily Mail motoring map in a bric-a-brac shop.


It covers Southeast of UK on one-side 4inches to the mile, with a larger scale map of London and suburbs on the other., I would guess 1inch to the mile.

It has a red cover.

Was wondering if anyone could help date it ?

There are no (C) dates on it anywhere.

I think it may be '50's but can't be sure, it sold for 6 shillings

There are no motorways on it, but on the London map the Blackwall tunnel is marked, as is Croydon, and Hendon aerodromes. and the Wimbledon-Earls Court District lineis underground (it used to be BR at some point).

There is also a a railway line through where Merton Savacentre etc. and Merantun Way (A24) now are (no railway now !)

The Southeast Map doesn't have Gatwick airport, but a small aerodrome is marked near Tinsley green, the wrong side of the main road to where the current gatwick is.

A3 bypasses kingston, but goes through Esher and down the Portsmouth Rd to Cobham.

There is an advert for Goodyear tubeless tyres - cheaper than a tyre-tube combination apparently, and lucas batterys with "2year insured life" !

Amazing how small towns like Brighton & Crawley look on it !!!

Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Bromptonaut
Some notes on Gatwick's history here:-

www.gatwickaviationsociety.org.uk/history.asp

The current airport opened in the late fifties.
Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - billy25
is this the one? - left side 9th pair down.
seems to date from 40/50's

tinyurl.com/3ya6uf

Billy

Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Pugugly {P}
John de Gatwick

He sounds like somebody Humphrey Littleton would have made up !

Edited by Pugugly {P} on 07/10/2007 at 00:55

Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - L'escargot
He sounds like somebody Humphrey Littleton would have made up !


Humphrey Littleton sounds like somebody you've made up. ;-)
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Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Phil I
PU is a legal eagle you know Mr. Snail. Rubbish speeling and wrong names go with the territory:-)).

Phil I
Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Pugugly {P}
Not sure - however I have a 1914 and a 1940 pair of Daily Mail Maps in red covers.
Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - henry k
>>A3 bypasses Kingston, but goes through Esher and down the Portsmouth Rd to Cobham.
>>
The Kingston bypass opened in 1927 and the Esher bypass in 1970s
The first LGW flights were 1934 and their first terminal in 1936.
Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Bromptonaut
The terminal (the beehive) was used as the HQ of BA helicopter division up to the seventies. It should be a listed strucrure and therefore still extant. I'm pretty sure it's across the road from the existing site.
Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - Pugugly {P}
Its still there - sadly enough I went on LocalLive and its still there in its fully restored glory, tiny by modern standards though.
Dating Old Daily Mail Motoring Map - local yokel
Have a really good look around the edge of the map for any printer's info/marks. You may find a sequence of numbers which may include the year.
 

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