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Britain From Above - New Website
Posted: 25/06/2012 12:48:59
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A new website launched today:-

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk

You can search for aerial photos (they seem to be oblique rather than vertical) for the UK. They are from the Aerofilms archive.

It seems to be quite congested, due to it being launch day I think.
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Posted: 25/06/2012 13:12:48
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i think they underestimated the bandwidth and server requirements, looks to be an interesting site

wish google would hurry up with the 1945 maps

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Britain From Above - New Website
Posted: 26/06/2012 09:59:55
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For Cornwall at least it is heavily focussed on Town centres and seaside resorts.

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Posted: 26/06/2012 11:07:08
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Does seem to be focused on town centres, hopefully they have more images to put up that might be of more interest


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Britain From Above - New Website
Posted: 27/06/2012 23:46:52
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I'm pretty sure they took shots of Tresavean Mine in 1926.
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I believe this is one of theirs; I have a 12 x 16 print.

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Posted: 28/06/2012 01:30:57
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Roy Morton wrote:

I'm pretty sure they took shots of Tresavean Mine in 1926.
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(click image to open full size image in new window)

I believe this is one of theirs; I have a 12 x 16 print.


good photo that Smile
tallest stack in Cornwall? I'm sure I read that somewhere
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Posted: 28/06/2012 02:20:53
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It may have been the tallest stack on a mine, but I think the Par Stack takes the cigar for the tallest stack.

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Posted: 28/06/2012 03:24:20
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photo of the Par stack before felling!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21961882@N08/2169603195/in/photostream/
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Posted: 28/06/2012 10:03:49
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Had a good look round this site yesterday, after it had calmed down, picking places I could think of. Obviously a vast on-going project as few if any of the photos so far are later than the 1920s. Over 16000 images online so far. No N Wales slate yet - but I'm sure there's some to come As I know Aerofilms did pics of Votty, Cwmorthin etc.
Worth registering so you can zoom the images - they are obviously scanned at what looks like full resolution. Most impressive - found one of Hulton Ironworks near Bolton - you can see the self-propelled steam cranes, which I remember from over 30 years later (allbeit with cabs)! Sadly I never photographed one.

A good site worth keeping an eye on.

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Posted: 28/06/2012 12:22:42
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I know they took several aerial (oblique) photos of Dinorwic too on at least two different time periods. IP: 78.150.213.162
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Posted: 28/06/2012 12:51:13
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From an interview with someone involved I got the impression that so far only 90 odd thousand out of 1.x million have been digitised. It was inferred that the rest would follow as the usual problems of time and funds permit.

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Posted: 28/06/2012 12:52:33
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There are some interesting shots of Llanddulas Quarry on the site.
BTW, don't be tempted to look at the "Unidentified" gallery unless you have a lot of time on your hands!
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Britain From Above - New Website
Posted: 28/06/2012 13:03:37
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From the unidentified gallery. The first I have spotted that looks like it might be a mine site.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw023637?filter=28706&ref=517

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Posted: 28/06/2012 13:06:19
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This site pops up in several views.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw017301?filter=28706&ref=603


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Britain From Above - New Website
Posted: 28/06/2012 13:18:09
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I wonder if the 1.x million includes the vertical views as well as the oblique views? I am pretty ceratin there are far more vertical views than oblique views, as they covered the whole country several times with vertical views, whereas only selected locations had oblique views taken. IP: 78.150.213.162
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