Although the transition from the 30-year rule to the 20-year rule is now underway, the vast majority of maps and plans held at The National Archives are still more than 30 years old and, of course, many are much older. Nonetheless, we do hold some maps that are less than 30 years old and today’s post is about one of them.
On 7 November 1988, 25 years ago today, the United Kingdom signed a treaty with the Republic of Ireland, 1 demarcating parts of the offshore boundary between our two countries. This map is one of two that accompany and illustrate the text of this treaty. Continue reading »