On the hunt for obscure minutiae of the past - and this month's offering is extracted from three editions of vintage street atlases: London, mid 1960s, Liverpool & District early 1970s, and Birmingham & West Midlands from the 1970s.
Accompanying the index to streets and the sectional maps, are the usual lists of the addresses of hospitals and clinics, and also included in the London book, the locations of the "Commonwealth Offices", the railway stations and government and public offices.
One stand-out feature is the list of early closing days for shops and markets. I wonder how many of the following places still maintain these daily opening hours?
2. LIVERPOOL & DISTRICT
3. BIRMINGHAM & WEST MIDLANDS