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The lecture will demonstrate the changing geographical face of the landscape through many centuries of human occupation. It focuses on the development of infrastructure related to transport systems, industrialisation and urban growth with reference to Cheshire, River Dee and The Wirral. Mike was an Ordnance Survey landscape map making draughtsman/surveyor for many decades, applying his knowledge of history, geography, geology and engineering in compiling landscape and coastline archives across the centuries.

About the speaker 
Mike’s lectures, talks and presentations have covered numerous subjects relating to the history, geography, land and seascapes of the United Kingdom. Focusing with detail on the development and socialisation of Britain from 3,000 years ago to present day. His collected knowledge has been used to illustrate the extraction and use of raw material, the development of transport links and the growth of industrial centres and cities, thus
creating our modern world in the UK. The knowledge for these presentations has been accumulated through working in the landscape as an Ordnance Survey Surveyor and studying through books and maps of locations as a personal lifetime interest. Mike's photography illustrates all subjects, including maps and documents, providing a visual image of Great Britain.

Booking information 
Advance booking for this event is not required. Tickets can be purchased at the event. Tickets are £5, and free for RGS-IBG members.  If you have any questions, please email 

There will be a supper after the lecture. Please email contact to find out more and register your interest in attending. 

This event has been organised by the Cheshire and North Wales committee with Society of 13.

Venue information

This event will be held at the Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor St, Cheshire, Chester CH1 2DD.

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18 December 2023, 7.30pm-8.45pm
Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Member £0.00, Standard £5.00