Below are links to help us explore maps
Ones from our local area
so that we can see how Southport has changed.
Use the close up map of the area around what would be the school in the 1840s.
Print out a copy of it.
Try to add features from today in their correct places (use the railway lines to help you). The 1880s map and Googlemaps will help too:
The school....our church....Lidl...Hampton Road and its footbridge over the railway...The Blue Anchor pub...South Garden Chinese takeaway
Some of the roads have changed their names. See if you can label where the following are -
Eastbank Street....Scarisbrick New Road...Virginia Street...Ash Street...Cemetery Road
Any of the residential streets near us that had not been built like
Arbour Street, Hargreaves Street, Hodson Street, Southbank Road,
Sefton Street, Linaker Street
Extracts from the above map of Southport from the 1840s
The first is an overview and the second is the area around what would be come the site of the school. There is no Hampton Road yet!
Below is a map showing how much Southport had grown by the 1880s - just 40 years later.
The second map is a close up of the area around the school.