Tuning in to some new aerials

A quick post here I’ve been meaning to do for ages. I discovered through the young David Evans a while pack a surprisingly diverse archive of aerial images, many of which are local.

Unlike the Britain from the Air archive, they’re still a bit low res, but the service is still growing. Tap any image for a larger version.

For a talking point on a dull Sunday afternoon, here is a random sample of images gathered. They all date from 1955-1965 and show our area undergoing great change.

I’ll give more detail in a subsequent post, but feel free to browse the gallery.

Spot anything? Give me a shout – comment here, tug my coat on social media or mail me on BrownhillsBoab at Googlemail dot com.

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2 Responses to Tuning in to some new aerials

  1. bomoh88 says:

    Excellent photo shots. Great to see the old Crabtree factory there. I spent a few happy years in that place.

  2. Eldyne Cooper says:

    The photo of Walsall Wood High Street has three houses I lived in on it; I was born in a prefab in Vigo Terrace, moved to a house in Salter’s Road when they were demolished, and later lived in Beechtree Avenue, opposite the old doctors’ surgery

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