10 Dramatic Coastal Sites to Visit this Summer

Here we explore 10 dramatic coastal sites in England, which are open to the public and worth a visit all year round.Read more

10 Amazing Aerial Images of England’s Maritime Heritage

Author of new publication England’s Maritime Heritage from the Air, Peter Waller, tells us about some of his favourite images from the Aerofilms Collection.Read more

8 Images of a Frosted England

Baby, it’s cold outside! Our Archive collection of over 9 million images is a window into the history of England’s archaeology, historic buildings and social history. You can use the archive to learn about your local area, and research well known historic buildings and sites. We hold some of the earliest photography ever taken. Keep warm this winter with our pick of 8 archive images of the historic environment covered in a blanket of snow: 1. Rievaulx Abbey, Ryedale, NorthRead more

Britain’s Home Front: 9 Remarkable Aerial Images That Reveal the Impact of the First World War

1. National Projectile Factory in Hackney, London During the First World War demand for munitions soared and sections of the British landscape were dedicated to vast factories.  An area of 35.5 acres in Hackney Marshes was taken to build the National Projectile Factory.  Click on the image to see the extensive railway used to transport materials around the site. Little remains of the factory today, but it is immortalised in a painting by Anna Airy at the Imperial War Museum.Read more