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Historical aerial shots across the region unveiled

A collection of aerial photographs showing key sites and locations across the Central region have been made freely accessible online to the public.

Britain From Above by the English Heritage has collected more than 15,000 images, which the organisation says is "one of the earliest and most significant collections of aerial photography of the UK".

The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston. August 1928. Credit: English Heritage
High Town, Hereford. April 1921. Credit: English Heritage
Birmingham New Street Station. August 1928. Credit: English Heritage
Trent Building at the University of Nottingham. September 1927. Credit: English Heritage
Shepshed Lace Company Works, Loughborough. April 1928. Credit: English Heritage
St Mary and All Saints Church, Chesterfield. Apr 1928. Credit: English Heritage
Worcester Bridge and Christ & St Mary's Cathedral, Worcester. March 1921. Credit: English Heritage

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"We are pleased that the items have been given safe, long termhomes, and that each of the organisations involved has been enriched immenselyby their addition.”

– Anna Eavis, Head of Archive at English Heritage

You can see more images from your part of the Central region on the Britain From Above website.