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I found this accidentally when looking for something else:
Change the map type to Aerial 1967 and see the M1 around Sheffield and Rotherham being built! I had no idea this existed, but love spending time on Google Earth's historical imagery.
Does anyone know of other local sites offering similar? Maybe we could make a list...
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The Britain from above website is always a good place to start.
Register - its free - and you can zoom in or download a copy of the photo.
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Cheshire East and West have 1971-73 aerial imagery available as a background map here - as well as the 1830s/40s Tithe maps: Cheshire East Tithe Maps
. You can see the M56 under construction between Junction 7 + J11, and completely missing west of J14.
Also covers the Wirral, a good deal of Manchester and a bit of Liverpool, as well as a few bits of neighbouring counties.
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Google Earth has excellent aerial coverage of Kent, including full colour from 1990. I had no idea the A259 TOTSOed at Brenzett, or that the Lord of the Manor junction with the A253 (as was) and A256 was a crossroads.
- all the best maps in one place....