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Cambridge University’s Collection of Aerial Photographs, CUCAP, represents a unique, long and proud tradition of aerial survey and interpretation in the British Isles and Europe, started by the pioneering Roman archaeologist JK St Joseph. Much of the imagery is remarkable, of great technical interest (e.g. early colour aerial photography), of high academic value, including as it does records of coastal change, discoveries of archaeological sites and the pre-and post-industrial landscapes of Britain. The total assemblage of hard copy images, dating from 1945 to 2009, comprises 497,079 aerial images. The Collection includes both vertical and oblique aerial views of British landscapes, in both black and white and colour, and slides.

The university has made available 1500 images as a pilot project with the longer term aim of digitising the entire collection. 

See more here: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/landscapehistories/1 and a BBC news report here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-47319251

Image: Bath looking NNE

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