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#704712 - 25th Jun 2012 11:15am English Heritage : Britain from above
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This was announced on the News this morning.
English Heritage have set up a site "Britain from above" http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/
with aerial photos from as early as 1919. A few on Wirral. Site is very slow, probably because it's new but I eventually managed to download some. I hope that when it gets less busy, it'll speed up.

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Cammell Laird's 1920
Church Rd. 1920. Mersey Park school bottom right
Mersey Park 1920
King's Lane estate 1926. King's Rd. at bottom, King's Lane at right, Princes Boulevard at left.


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#704713 - 25th Jun 2012 11:26am Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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Cheers, Chris,

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#704714 - 25th Jun 2012 11:29am Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: bert1]
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Thanks, Bert; just added some location info.
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#704722 - 25th Jun 2012 12:08pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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Thanks Chris. An excellent site by the look of it. Another great absorber of time !!

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#704859 - 25th Jun 2012 9:09pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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smile Excellent, Chris - thanks.

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#704873 - 25th Jun 2012 10:24pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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Ooh, tasty! Thanks for posting. Will let the launch traffic die down a bit, then enjoy having a browse.

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#704879 - 25th Jun 2012 10:49pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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A good find Chris. Thanks
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#704899 - 25th Jun 2012 11:38pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: jimbob]
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Chris that's brilliant, I used to live in Autumn grove (at top of piccy) and the houses were newer than the rest - and now I can see what the previous large house looked like laugh

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#704959 - 26th Jun 2012 9:59am Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: AR_One]
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Originally Posted By: AR_One
Chris that's brilliant, I used to live in Autumn grove (at top of piccy) and the houses were newer than the rest - and now I can see what the previous large house looked like laugh


Isn't it interesting how much is still fields on the last picture? Nothing West of King's Rd. and an empty space opposite Autumn Grove where the Regal will be (1938). The allotments North of Princes Boulevard have not yet been laid out. I see King's Lane was straightened some time later than the photo. It's amazing how much information you can get from pictures like this.
Here's a link to a current view.
http://binged.it/MxXGaN
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#704964 - 26th Jun 2012 10:14am Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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Picture No.3 looks as if the lower half has been "photoshopped". Not being serious of course, but they look like rows of pristine Lego houses. Maybe the card houses for the model railway ? Only one (?) motor car to maybe give it away. No people about either.

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#704996 - 26th Jun 2012 12:36pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: ]
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Interesting, Pinz: I looked up those streets and they aren't in Gore's directory of 1900 but they are in Willmer's 1915, so they were between five and twenty years old in the picture. No wonder they look new.
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#705072 - 26th Jun 2012 6:12pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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Chris, at the bottom of pic No 3 you can see part of the playground of your old school. That one car is as you know in the top section of Park Road. Even in the early 50s when I was a paper boys and those roads where part of my round you very seldom saw any cars. After all it was Tranmere and the only people you saw driving round in a car was a doctor, midwifes and district nurses where on pushbikes and the landlords workmen pushed handcarts to and from the jobs on any houses.
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#705085 - 26th Jun 2012 6:55pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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they are great photos. Can I see houses in Dial Road on the Church Road photo?

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#705096 - 26th Jun 2012 7:21pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chris58]
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Jimbob; yes, good old Well Lane. That thing in Park Rd. isn't a car; when I zoom in it looks like a horse and cart.
chris58; no, I think Dial Rd. is just off the bottom.

BTW, if you register on that site (could be difficult as it's still busy), you get the ability to zoom the pictures. The resolution is remarkably good.
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#705100 - 26th Jun 2012 7:29pm Re: English Heritage : Britain from above [Re: chriskay]
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Have just registered. Considering I live a long way from the nearest Telegraph Station at the end of a long pair of dangly wires, it was reasonably quick ! The site must be settling down now.

Thanks again Chris.

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