The History of Aerial Photography, from the Victorians to Modern Technology

Explore Your Archive
  • South West

  • 23 November 2017

  • 18:00
  • FREE

Description As part of the Explore Your Archive campaign, the Historic England Archive is holding an evening of talks where you can discover more about the aerial photographic collections held by the Archive. There will also be original Archive material for you to view. This event will feature two talks: Victorian Britain from the Air by Martyn Barber. The first aerial photographs were taken long before the first aeroplane flights. This talk will look at the adventures and motives of some of the pioneering British balloonist-photographers, and will be illustrated with some of the photographs they took over the towns and countryside of later 19th century Britain, the earliest surviving examples of which are held by the Historic England Archive. Aerial Reconnaissance at Historic England by Damian Grady. The Historic England aerial reconnaissance team have been taking aerial photographs for 50 years. This talk will illustrate the types of sites and landscapes we have recorded In that time. We will also look at how we use archive images and new technology to map extensive archaeological landscapes. Places are limited to 50. The Historic England Archive building is largely accessible and we have parking bays for disabled visitors which can be booked by calling 01793 414700. Other parking is available in the Designer Outlet North car park (£1 for up to 5 hours).

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