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    Aerial Photography Of London From Around 1909 [Apologies For The Daily Fail Link]

    Link: Google Earth view of London - circa 1909! | Mail Online

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    Modern view:


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    Shame they couldn't have attempted to match the shots. Interesting that not a lot has happened on the left but the right has been developed a fair amount. I'd love to know what the buildings in the B&W image were on the right connected by one of the arms off the fountain.

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    If you mean this bit here, it's Wellington Barracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    ... I'd love to know what the buildings in the B&W image were on the right connected by one of the arms off the fountain.
    With a little digging I found this:



    The map dates from 1901.

    Source: Central London, south west. Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901) - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

    Would those buildings you refer to in your reply be The Wellington Barracks?

    Wikipedia link: Wellington Barracks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Edit: Beaten to it by @stevenewman [didn't see the post updated while I was posting the results of my research]
    Last edited by DaveP; 4th April 2012 at 01:09 PM. Reason: Add detail to the post.

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    Thank you kindly sirs. I assumed it had to be Military but it looks very different between the 2 so assumed it had been redeveloped into yuppie flats or something. Guess a fairly intense bombing campaign can do that to buildings

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    This is a similar website but includes towns all over Britain Britain from Above | Rescue the Past it actually has my house with a burnt roof.
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