It’s no secret. Inspired by the heroic and ingenious stories around escape and evasion maps during World War 2 we decided to steal the idea to make SplashMaps.
We’ve always loved the history behind fabric maps and their use to escape prison camps in occupied Europe in the 1940s. At EVERY show we do there’s someone with a silk map story or a “find” in the attic to share.
You can even make your own nowadays right here!
We love collecting these stories of escape and evasion maps. And here they all come at once thanks to Barbara and her long history with maps including her presidency of the British cartographic society and chairmanship of the Hydrographic Office.