View historic aerial images of Britain taken from 1919 to 1953 and help to identify the locations pictured as part of our popular crowdsourcing project.

The Britain from Above project conserved 95,000 of the most significant images held in the Aerofilms collection – which numbers more than 1.2 million negatives and 2,000 albums.

You can search the digitised images by keyword, place name, map or year and annotate photographs of places you recognise. It’s also possible to group a selection of related images or caption specific features on a photo.

We hold the Aerofilms collection and run the Britain from Above website jointly with:

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