In Saxon times Bishop Erkenwald charged a toll of one piece of wood from each cartload using his gate. Hence the name Bishopsgate
Our home page picture shows Darren putting the finishing touches to the information point in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. This signage and map style match those in Stoke and Tunstall, perhaps it should be explained that Stock-on-Trent is made up of six towns Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. These signs were all double sided, one side carrying the town map and the other side carrying Bus Information. The latter showed bus numbers, their destinations and the location of the appropriate bus stop. A couple of other examples are Boston, Lincolnshire where ‘You Are Here’ information points were inserted in eleven existing cabinets all of differing sizes. Apparently previously these signs were constantly vandalised but interestingly since the insertion of our ‘3D’ maps they have not been defaced. Our ‘3D’ map has been Bradford’s most popular map for over ten years; this popularity was confirmed in a 2016 City Council market survey. It has been used in many formats particularly map pads but in November 2016 it was adopted by the number one street and bus stop furniture company J C Decaux. This company also uses our maps in Newport, Wales. More recently and directly due to the distribution of the Rotherham Little Book throughout the town by the Local Council, Rotherham BID elected to use the Silvermaze map for the town centre’s information points.
Our latest installation is in Congleton where we supplied and fitted town map ‘You Are Here’ signs in the main car parks