25 FEBRUARY 2019. CLIVE McMANUS: CHRISTOPHER SAXTON, ELIZABETHAN MAPMAKER
Christopher Saxton may have been born at Sowood, Ossett. He became the leading mapmaker of his day, completing a survey of England 1574-78. He then produced a set of county maps which were published in the first atlas. Apart from this major project, he also mapped part of the River Calder in an attempt to settle a boundary dispute between Horbury and Sitlington after the river had changed its course.
OSSETT LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY NETWORK
The network meets monthly with the aim of bringing together both beginners and more experienced local and family historians in order to exchange advice and information. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, usually in Ossett Library. However, as the Library is currently in temporary premises, meetings will be held in Horbury Library from 11.00am to 12.30pm. Our next session will be on Friday 8th March when we will be visiting the Local Studies Library at Wakefield One to look at historical maps.