Among the most prized photography in the English Heritage Archive, a publicly accessible national collection, is the Aerofilms Collection, the largest store of aerial images which illustrate decades of dramatic change from the 20th century to modern day.
The photographs were the result of a business partnership, founded in 1919, by English aviation pioneer Claude Graham-White, and architect Francis Lewis Wills. Together they soared above Britain to capture thousands of aerial images of Britain, which serve as a fascinating record of the nation’s development pre and post war.
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