Britain from Above: a new English Heritage website

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  • #15585

    Chris
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    Just to let you know that a new website from English Heritage went online yesterday called Britain from Above and it hosts 16,000 black and white aerial photos of Britain between 1919 and 1953. I saw it on BBC news yesterday morning (25th June). You can search the standard way or browse using a map of the UK. They will be adding more photos in due course.It already has over 6,000 new registrations in just one day and works in a similar way to flickr where you can create groups, add comments, add your own wiki contributions, upload relevant photos, add tags etc etc. Have a look if you get time and search for places you might be familiar with and see how they have changed over the years.Because of the high volume of traffic to the site I found it difficult to view photos but I think they are addressing the problem. Here is the address: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/I have joined this morning and will have a proper look over the next couple of days.

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    Tim the Enchanter
    Participant

    This is awesome.  Thanks for sharing Chris.

  • #18180

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    That's an excellent find!  I'm going to have to share this with Ray Harris of the WWII podcast.

  • #18181

    Chris
    Participant

    Glad you like it. I wouldn't have known about the website if I hadn't seen the news that morning before going to work. I have created a group and joined two others and there are some knowledgeable people on there providing interesting information all the time. If you register you can zoom in and see a lot more detail as I have noticed with buildings that are no longer in Eastbourne, bombed and destroyed during the Second World war. Just a shame that the buildings that have replaced them are nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing.Keep checking back at the site as they will be adding the remaining 80,000 images over the next two and a half years.

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