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We are an online specialist map retailer based in the United Kingdom, supplying maps, travel guides & nautical charts worldwide.


Pigs do fly!

flyingpigThis little fellow has been having a busy time of it of late, he lives in our office and whenever we want to try to achieve the near impossible he gets sent flying across the room!

Lots of changes have been happening on our website recently, and for the moment his flying lessons are over … not for long though, as we continue to try to improve the shopping experience for our customers!

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Historic Maps

alangodfreyWe have had a lot of interest recently in the ‘new’ historic map of our home town of Melksham!

Alan Godfrey who publishes these maps clearly loves local history and virtually every map is accompanied by text on the reverse describing the history of the area, or a local directory of businesses of the time of the map.  We are constantly updating our website to keep up with the range produced by Alan Godfrey Maps, so if you can’t see your local area now, please check with us, and it may be added soon!

These maps are a ‘must’ for anyone who enjoys local history or researching their family tree, and at £2.50 – £3.25 each, they are easily affordable!

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Barty’s Cafe – Wiltshire Scrapstore

PLEASE VOTE ON 0871 626 88 95


The Wiltshire Scrapstore has made it to the finals of the Peoples Millions Competition which is run in partnership with the local ITV 6pm News.

A short film about the work of the Scrapstore will be aired on the 6pm ITV local news on Wednesday 27th November.

The Scrapstore are seeking funding to develop a community cafe at the Scrapstore. This will become the social hub of the charity; it is a service that many Scrapstore users have been asking them to provide for a long time. As part of the project they will also be offering volunteering opportunities to those not in paid work to learn valuable life and work skills to help them get back into paid employment.

The competition will be decided by a public telephone vote on the 27th November. Please call 0871 626 88 95

Please register your vote on the day – lines open at 9am.  Calls cost 10p from a landline and up to 10 calls can be made from any one number.  Calls from a mobile may cost considerably more.

More information about the project can be found here:

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Very British

Travel with Intent

This very British-looking dragon looks as though it should be in London but there’s a little clue to its real location at the top of the picture.


It is, in fact, in Lake Havasu City, next to London Bridge.  It is a copy of the dragon boundary marks that delineate the confines of the City of London. The silver dragon stands on its two rear legs, with details of its wings and tongue picked out in red. The right foreleg is raised, while the left foreleg holds a shield bearing the City of London’s coat of arms.

Linked to Ruby Tuesday and Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected.

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