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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 November 2016

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  • Archive black and white photograph showing  a night-time view with lights on an outdoor christmas tree and floodlit fountains.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph showing a busy urban landscape of tower blocks and low-rise estates.
  • Colour photograph of an interior looking up at a new spiral staircase.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a coastal town.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a group of men and women gathered amongst the stones.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a hillfort.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a masonry gazebo covered in foliage.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a large country house and gardens.
  • Archive black and white photograph of schoolboys practicing their rugby scrum technique.
  • Archive black and white photograph of an indoor swimming pool with boys posed around the edge of the pool and on the diving platforms.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing the wrecks of a large and a small vessel on mud flats close to a tidal island.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a circular artillery fort on a promontory surrounded by mud flats and water.
  • Archive black and white photograph of people looking at market stalls.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing wheelbarrows and dustbins displayed on the pavement in front of shops.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph of a prehistoric barrow surrounded by ploughred fields.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a man carrying pails of milk in front of a large moated house.
  • Colour photograph of a sculpture group outside a shopping mall.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a large power station with two tall chimneys.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a long pier leading out to sea.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a large four-storey mill building with a pool in the foreground.

Recent discoveries image gallery October 2016

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  • Archive black and white photograph showing a historic view of a river gorge and suspension bridge.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a historic building encased in pastic-clad scaffolding.
  • Archive black and white view showing the side elevation of a victorian house and adjoining service wing fronting onto a courtyard.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing three huge circular concrete structures with surrounding scaffolding.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a large riverside castle in a landscaped setting with a town beyond.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a walled garden and a range of ancillary horticultural buildings.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a Cornish engine house set in a relict mining landscape.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a large art deco building, with constuction materials in the foreground.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a large late victorian church apparently constructed of layers of banded brick and stone.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a stone obelisk set amongst woodland.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a ruined church building with a fisherman by a river in the foreground.
  • Archive aerial photograph of a country house with lawns and ancillary buildings set in a landscape park.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a gas lamp in an alley lined with historic weather-boarded buildings.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing the interior of a spacious modern public house with customers sitting at well-spaced tables.
  • Archive sepia print of a hstoric church with an aisle in the
  • Archive sepia print showing a recently restored historic church.
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