Bronze Challenge
Map Challenge - Local Map


Challenge: Looking at maps can be very useful when you are trying to learn more about places your ancestors lived or worked. Have a look at this map (click on the map for a version you can magnify) which is of the village of Low Moor, Clitheroe, Lancashire in 1893. Low Moor was originally built by Jeremiah Garnet for the cotton workers he employed at Low Moor Mill. In its day the mill was one of the largest spinning and manufacturing mills in Lancashire. This company even had its own ships to bring the cotton grown on land the company owned in Virginia, USA to Liverpool!

Here is Low Moor in 1893

Can you find on this map:

1. Low Moor Factory
2. St Paul's Church
3. School
4. Footbridge
5. Nelson Street

Here is Low Moor, Clitheroe, Lancashire today found on Google Earth
5352'16.28" N 224'32.63" W

Can you compare the two maps. Do you recognise any of the streets or buildings now? Is there anything missing? Can you find the same five locations again?

Can you find on this map:

1. Low Moor Factory
2. St Paul's Church
3. School
4. Footbridge
5. Nelson Street

Challenge Extra: Perhaps you could now try and draw a map with a village similar to Low Moor in 1893? Is there anything you cannot see in Low Moor that you would like to add to your map? Be creative.

How do I do this: For the map challenge you will need the use of a computer and a printer. Print out a copy of both maps. Find the different locations circling each one carefully using either a coloured pencil or marker. Add the copies to your Explorer File. For the map extra challenge you will need paper and drawing supplies.

Suggested places to find this information:
http://www.spinningtheweb.org.uk/stwimagedisplay.php?&irn=3004409&size=800x1021
Google Earth

Other suggested resources and useful websites:
Google Earth http://www.oldclitheroe.co.uk/page138.htm
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0025-usefullness-of-maps.php
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/maps-tools-adventure-island/kd/?ar_a=3
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_Pages/ENG_pages/lan.htm
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/map.aspx?compid=55125
http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mapper/default.htm#
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/map-tools-family-adventure/kd/?ar_a=3

Start today! Complete your map challenge.