Following a request made by reader Kevin Barnett, I had a rummage through the excellent aerial images so kindly supplied by Gareth Thomas, Geographic Whizz from Lichfield District Council, feeling sure he’d sent me some. Sadly I was mistaken, and I’d already posted the one of Chasetown that I had.
All was not lost, however, as I asked Gareth if he’d sort me some out, and he kindly obliged with an embarrassment of riches from the 1963 survey that cover a wide area at very high resolution. I include these below.
Click on any image to see a full-size version. These files range in size from 12 to 16 megabytes, so please be patient – but they’re worth waiting for. The one of St. Matthews Hospital is particularly fascinating.
Once again, I thank Gareth most profusely for his act of felicity and generosity to the local history community. This is the kind of stuff map and history geeks like me can only dream of. I owe this guy a whole crate of beer…