The images date mainly from the 1930's and 1950's but there are some older images. Knowing the areas as we do its really interesting to see how the towns have developed, road networks have grown and the landscape changed.
Britain from Above was a four year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, those dating from 1919 to 1953. Once conserved, the images were scanned into digital format and made available on the website for the public to see. This project was made possible due to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from The Foyle Foundation and other donors. There are now over 95,000 images on the website. The website provides the opportunity to share and record your memories and knowledge about the places shown in the collection. One of the aims of the project was to ensure that as wide a range of people as possible could learn about Aerofilms and to engage with the images.