In the September of 1956, three surveyors descended upon Anguilla from a Piper Apache aeroplane on to a little grass airstrip.
Their task was to establish triangulation control for the first comprehensive maps of the island. Wilton Young the leader arranged accommodation in the Valley for the two young surveyors from the UK, who were to carry out most of the work. Arthur Allan was the senior of the two by virtue of one tour in Africa, whilst for his colleague, Paul Miller, it was his first professional assignment after training in the UK. Allan had also been working in St Kitts and Tortola before arriving in Anguilla. A triangulation survey is needed to give the exact positions of points shown on aerial photos from which maps were made in the UK. Read More.
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