Tag Archives: Aerial Photos

Going above and beyond

I’m pleased to see that the expansion of online history resources continues apace, with lots of formerly quite restrictive services opening up with more sensible usage terms and conditions – one such archive is the British Library’s Aerofilms archive of … Continue reading

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Due south

Following the recent interest in the Red, White and Blue pub in Springhill, near Sandhills, the wonderful Gareth Thomas from Lichfield District Council has been true to his word and gifted some fascinating aerial imagery of the area, and south to Mill Green and Aldridge.

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Classical Gas

I noted the other day that the National Library of Scotland mapping archive was growing, as is the National Newspaper archive – another service that’s quietly gaining content is the Aerofilms archive of aerial photography of Britain from 1919-1953.
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Eighteen years later

Once again, Gareth Thomas from Lichfield District Council has gifted a whole bunch of fascinating geographic material to readers of the Brownhills Blog. If anyone had told me when I started this adventure that I’d have images like this donated … Continue reading

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Air borne

I’m very encouraged today to note that positive action is being taken by English Heritage and its partners in Scotland and Wales to conserve and make available the Aerofilms archive of aerial photography of Britain from 1919-1953. Aerofilms, as the … Continue reading

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Rolling back the years

I’m going to leave this with you guys for a while. It’s a 1945 aerial image of South Brownhills, Walsall Wood and Clayhanger. Far more to come. Great, isn’t it?

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A different point of view

The old photos I’ve selected this week are all unusual pictures of the area from unusual angles, and show the myriad of changes to our locality through the last century. As ever, do try to get copies of the original … Continue reading

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