“Edge Hill… isn’t that in Birmingham?”


Okay, I’ve got a confession to make – I quite like maps. You can stop laughing now. I’m amazed by the amount of detail a good cartographer (that’s the technical term for someone who makes maps, don’t ya know) can get into a few lines.

“Yes Michael, very good, but how does this relate to Edge Hill?” Well, it could be said that Edge Hill has a problem explaining where it is. Its name doesn’t relate to its location (and hasn’t done for nearly 80 years); telling people Edge Hill is in Ormskirk usually doesn’t help much! So over the years, prospectuses have used maps to show where we are and how to get here, and I’m going to show you some of them over the next few months!

The above map is slightly confusingly at an angle and there have been substantial changes around Ormskirk. Missing is Park Road which bypasses the clocktower connecting Aughton Street and Church Street. The bus station moved across the road and closer to the train station (the old bus station is now Kwik Fit). Perhaps the most notable omission is the M58 – the road is marked as Skelmersdale by pass dating it in the 1970s.