Well known Penarth pleasure-boat operator Ben Salter has discovered a fascinating new source of on-line information about Penarth – as it was more than a century ago
Ben has discovered that the National Library of Scotland has now released – on-line – detailed 25-inches-to-the-mile maps of Wales – including Penarth – which show the town in detail at the turn of last century.
The maps not only show the fine-detail of the town as it was – but have a slider attached which enables the viewer to overlay the vintage map with contemporary aerial and satellite imagery – enabling a direct visual comparison to be made between Penarth then and Penarth now.
Ben Salter, who has also created YouTube videos showing Penarth’s original Victoria-era railway system in action, says of the new maps “I thought that Penarthians – looking for something to do during the bad weather – might be interested in this”.
The National Library of Scotland Penarth map is on http://tinyurl.com/y8352ypr