Last updated: Mon 16 Jun 2014

Nunney from above

English Heritage has an online archive of aerial photos that includes images of Nunney from above, taken before and after the war.

BfA_logoWith a new interactive website launched in June 2012, the Britain from Above project is all about the preservation of 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographic negatives in the Aerofilms collection, dating from 1919 to 1953.

The negatives, which consist of both glass plates and early film negatives, are carefully conserved, and are then scanned into digital format. The images are catalogued and are then uploaded to the bespoke website for everyone to see.

This vast, historic collection was created by Aerofilms Ltd, the first commercial aerial photography company in the country, which was set up by Frances Lewis Wills and the pioneer aviator and entrepreneur Claude Grahame-White in 1919.

The whole Aerofilms oblique collection runs to more than 1.2 million negatives and thousands of photograph albums, held by English Heritage and its project partners in Swindon, Edinburgh and Aberystwyth.

The 95,000 negatives being cared for as part of the Britain from Above project are the earliest and most vulnerable, with many unique images illustrating the dramatically changing face of Britain in the first half of the 20th century.

The Britain from Above website link2.jpg gives you the opportunity to share and record your memories of the places shown and also to help the project team identify the locations and buildings featured in the images.

You can zoom right into the details of the photographs, and download images for free, after registering.

The images of Nunney were taken in 1930, 1947 and 1948. Because of the photos’ copyright rules, we can only reproduce them here in full. To zoom in on specific streets or houses, please register on the Britain from Above website.

Britain from Above:

Website http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk

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