Localised historical aerial mapping sites

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Hdeng16
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Localised historical aerial mapping sites

Post by Hdeng16 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:25

I found this accidentally when looking for something else:

https://maps.rotherham.gov.uk/mapping/

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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Re: Localised historical aerial mapping sites

Post by Alderpoint » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:45

Various maps on the WCC site at http://maps.warwickshire.gov.uk/historical/ including aerials from 1999/2000 and 2005/6.
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Post by KeithW » Tue Oct 12, 2021 14:34

The Britain from above website is always a good place to start.
https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/

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Re: Localised historical aerial mapping sites

Post by RickyB_uk » Sun Oct 17, 2021 16:49

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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Post by Ritchie333 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 17:04

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.
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