First World War London from the sky
The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, with Fenchurch Street railway station in the top left-hand corner, as seen form the air in 1917.
Aerial survey specialist Bluesky have released what is thought to be one of the very first aerial surveys of London. The survey, undertaken by the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, is a series of vertical aerial photographs which follow the path of the River Thames from West London to Dartford and take in such sights as The Tower of London, Crystal Palace and London's docks. These images can now be viewed and bought online through oldaerialphotos.com. A map on the website shows the position of the images that are available to view and buy online for £60.
oldaerialphotos.com is a joint venture between Bluesky International Ltd, a UK-based specialist in aerial imaging, and Skyscan, who has over 20 years experience in aerial photography. For more details visit the website or contact Bluesky International Limited, The Old Toy Factory, Jackson Street, Coalville, Leics LE67 3NR, tel: 01530 518528.
22 October 2009