Monday, June 25, 2012

Britain from Above

londonist reports: [edited]

English Heritage today launched a new website, Britain from Above that will host little-seen images of London taken between 1919 and 1953. Part of a commercial collection of aerial photographs, this treasure trove of historic shots has been painstakingly restored and digitised over several years.

The new website invites users to upload images and customise galleries, and also help English Heritage identify the locations of images that have thus far remained elusive to researchers.

The London part of the collection includes shots of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Wimbledon, the Bank of England and Royal Exchange, Lambeth Bridge and the Olympia Exhibition Centre.

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