On Air WES VENN

400 Year Old Map Shows HS-2 Route Unchanged

Old HS2 Map

8:00am 27th April 2014

Campaigners say a 400 year old map of the Chilterns is the latest tool in the fight against HS2.

The map from 1620 of the Chequers estate shows the countryside between Wendover and Great Missenden.

51m campaign group leader Martin Tett told Mix 96:

"It shows all the fields and woods that used to exist at that time and the remarkable thing is if you overlay it on a new OS map from today it's almost unchanged in terms of it's beauty and the way it fits into the environment"

Campaigners say it proves the damage HS2 will do to an area which hasn't changed for four centuries.

 

 

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Email Icon Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates
.

Comments

No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Please log in to comment on this page.

Suggested articles
Sophie 3

Can you help this 2-year-old talk to her parents?

Sophie has Rett Syndrome, so she needs specialist kit costing £11k

Teenager

Over 2,000 non-recent sex abuse cases reported in four years

The NSPCC say it's never too late for victims to come forward.

Most read
Air crash waddesdon

Helicopter and plane crash mid-air in Waddesdon

Police say four people have died in the mid-air crash

Mix96 News - Update

Four Waddesdon air crash victims named

All four were killed when a helicopter & light aircraft collided on Friday lunchtime.

Newer article

Aylesbury's First Domestic Abuse Awareness Event

Local: The message is 'No Excuse for Abuse' Support and advice on hand today at Walton Court

Older article

Free-Running Performance At Waterside

Local: A number of Parkour workshops have been taking place culminating in a performance Finale at the Waterside theatre in Aylesbury

Top articles

Oxford Street alert: Police stand down after reports of shots fired

National: Police have been stood down following reports of shots fired on London's Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus Tube station.

HS2: 'It's Stolen My Time & Things I'd Promised Myself For 40 Years'

Local: Stan Mason is 79 and has been fighting the High Speed route for over 6 years. We wanted to see how that's affected him

New Little Miss character revealed to inspire girls into STEM subjects

Showbiz: A new Little Miss character will aim to inspire the next generation of girls into science, tech and engineering subjects.

Eddie Hearn offers to manage Tyson Fury

Sport: Eddie Hearn says he would be interested in managing Tyson Fury and the promoter believes he can deliver "the biggest fight in British boxing history" against Anthony Joshua in 2018.

Missing submarine will be found in the coming days, says Argentina's President

World: Argentina's president has said he expects a missing submarine to be found in the coming days and that the search will continue.

Football star Michael Owen finishes second as he turns jockey for fundraising race

Strange: Former professional footballer Michael Owen finished second in his jockey debut as he raced at Ascot in front of Prince Charles and Camilla.

You'll take away the biggest part of me with this one

On This Day: Chicago's emotional tune made its way to UK hearts

Get 10% off all services at The Archway Beauty Clinic

Archway Beauty Clinic is a luxury salon nestled in the holding cells of the unique listed building, The Old Aylesbury County Hall.

Find out about saving money with the Mix 96 VIP Club

Find out more about The Archway Beauty Clinic