Maps and Plans

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  • Maps and plans should ideally be stored flat whenever possible.  Large items should be stored around, not in, a cardboard tube with a diameter of at least 7.5cm/3″.  Wrap the tube in acid free paper, gently roll the map or plan around the tube.  The tube should then be wrapped in a bag made from calico.  You can purchase calico map bags from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies. To store the map or plan, ensure it is fully supported when in its final storage place.
  • Unroll or unfold maps and plans on a large, clear surface.  Ensure that the map or plan does not overhang the surface. If necessary, ask someone to help you.