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Putting Essex on the map

16 June 2016

Learn how to make the most of the Essex Record Office’s (ERO) historic map collection with a two hour expert tutorial, ‘Discover: Maps’ on Wednesday 22 June.


For centuries, human beings have made maps to help make sense of the world around them.


Many historic maps of our ancient county are today looked after at the Essex Record Office (ERO) in Chelmsford.  These are available for anyone interested to come and use and enjoy, whether it is to trace the history of their house, to see where their ancestors lived, or just to get a better sense of the place that we call home.


The ERO will be running a practical workshop on Wednesday 22 June to offer expert guidance on making the most of the maps in their collection. Whether you have some experience of using old maps to research the past or are brand new to it, this is an ideal introduction to a fascinating and rewarding pursuit.


Tickets are £10, places are limited and advance booking is essential – please call 033301 32500 to book.