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Recent Discoveries from the Archive

We have new photography arriving all the time, as well as older collections, some of which have hardly been touched since we received them. Our teams are working hard to conserve, document and make all of this material more accessible. As we work through them, we can't resist sharing with you some of the great images we come across.

Recent Discoveries Image Gallery July 2017

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  • Colour aerial photograph of a large country house.
  • Colour aerial photograph of an artillery fortress
  • Colour aerial photograph of a network of grassed-over earthworks
  • Colour aerial photograph of motte and bailey earthworks
  • Colour aerial photograph of a complex road junction
  • Colour aerial photograph of a line of conjoined agricultural buildings
  • Colour aerial photograph of a race track
  • Colour aerial photograph of a complex of ruined stone buildings
  • Colour aerial photograph of three circular earthworks beneath a later field system
  • Colour aerial photograph of a series of concrete emplacements
  • Colour photograph of medieval stone walls covered by a modern roof structure.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a medieval gatehouse with bomb damage and rubble.
  • Colour photograph of a house with a morris minor car parked outside
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a metal helmet with curled horns and a bespectacled face
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a street scene with pedestrians, horse-drawn carts and a hackney carriage
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a burnt-out and runied church interior
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a street scene with pedestrians and horse-drawn traffic
  • Black and white archive photograph across the garden of a large house, showing a terrace and shaped yew trees
  • Black and white archive photograph showing children in profile lined up in order of height
  • Colour photograph of a smock mill without sails.

Recent Discoveries May-June 2017

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  • Colour illustration showing a georgian style mansion.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a diesel locomotive pulling a passenger train.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing crowds of people at an event.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing two women standing on a sloping street with circular containers balanced on their heads.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a large country house with formal gardens and parkland.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a circular building in the sea.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a seaside resort.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a blue roller-coaster ride between a road and a beach.
  • Colour aerial photograph of an urban seafront with a pier and beach.
  • Colour aerial photograph of town houses facing onto a rectangular green leading into an open crescent.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a square enclosure with a lodge built into one side.
  • Colour aerial photograph of the houses of parliament with the river beyond.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a small estate of uniform housing.
  • Colour aerial photograph of football stadium with construction works for a larger stadium extending from one end.
  • Colour photograph showing a double door entrance in the curved corner of a building.
  • Colour photograph of a large mural by a carpark.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a four storey theatre building on a street corner.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing two young girls sitting beside a roadside cross.
  • Colour photograph of a distant country house with formal gardens in the foreground.
  • Colour photograph showing a stone municipal building with a cupola.
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