Britain from above: Rare Aerofilm pictures released
A batch of more than 15,000 stunning images showing Britain from above have been released by English Heritage. The pictures, which came close to being lost because they are so old and fragile, come from the Aerofilms Collection- an archive of more than a million aerial photographs taken between 1919 and 2006.
Thames Floods, March 1947. One of the most severe floods of the 20th century, the Thames Floods were caused by 117mm (4.6 inches) of precipitation triggered by thawing snow following a harsh winter. It is estimated that just over 100,000 properties were flooded. The floods peaked after a week and took another 10 days to subside completely, leaving immediate damage estimated by Clement Attlee's Labour government at £12m (around £300m in current ... more