York factories … from above, circa 1930

Perhaps by now everyone’s about the new online archive of aerial views of Britain.

It’s an exciting online resource, and is clearly getting a lot of traffic already. It may still be running slowly when you visit, as it was when I did – its servers have been strained by what is clearly a massive number of visitors. But it’s definitely worth persevering with.

It seems a view of the Minster and the historic core is obligatory, but it doesn’t change much, that Minster. Far more interesting, perhaps, are the factories and other features on the periphery. Such as these two views, from slightly different angles –

The Poppleton Sugar Beet Factory, York, 1928

The Poppleton Sugar Beet Factory, Clifton Ings and the North Riding of Yorkshire Psychiatric Hospital, York, 1930

They also have images of the Terry’s factory, including –

Terry’s Chocolate Factory, York, 1926

It’s brilliant that these images have been preserved for so long, and are now preserved digitally and made available online.

More on Britain from Above – 1 July 2012


More views of York from www.britainfromabove.org.uk

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