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    Hello all, can anyone convert the following to an OS map co-ordinate please?

    5300N, 0237W


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    Hi Tom,

    Just west south west of Newhall

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    Hi Tom,

    I haven't tried this before, but Streetmap.co.uk has a conversion facility. Here's what it served up using your coordinates.

    OS X (Eastings) 400097
    OS Y (Northings) 344742
    Nearest Post Code ST10 2EF
    Lat (WGS84) N52:59:60 (52.999999)
    Long (WGS84) W2:00:00 (-2.000004)
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    Thanks Gents, i had a go and came up with Wrenbury which is close to Newhall, so that looks promising. The aircraft in question was Harvard KF959 of 6 FTS, which crash landed after a mid air collision on the 28th June 1952 at that map reference. I think Newhall is close enough to tie in with another reference 'near Tern Hill'.

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    There is a Co-ordinate Conversion program that can be downloaded (free!) from http://www.qgsl.com/?product=gridinquest and has OS approval. It goes both ways - Lat/Lon to OS NGR and vice versa. However, it can be fiendishly difficult to operate until you get the hang of it (I found that swearing VERY LOUDLY at the keyboard, the computer, the screen, etc, etc, did actually help!!).
    I pursued the question of putting the OS NGR grid on Google Earth with OS. Very guarded reply!! They had - I got the impression - 'looked at the problem' but had decided (apart from the legal aspects) that it was TFD! So if anyone knows of a (legal!) OS NGR overlay (.kmz?) that will go on GE then don't keep it to yourself!
    HTH
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