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Archive Education Resources

As well as providing images for our Educational Images section of the website the Historic England Archive also provides other education services. Here you can find out more about what's available.

Aerial photograph packs for schools

The Historic England Archive is now using its amazing collection of aerial photographs to produce Local History packs, containing aerial photographs and old maps for teachers to use in the classroom. Originally produced for schools as part of our Heritage Schools programme, we are now delighted to be able to offer this service to all schools.

Two types of pack are available:

Local History Pack A

Bespoke Packs - £134 + VAT:

These packs are focused on a place of your choosing - such as your school or town centre. You choose the location and we'll search the Archive and hand-pick the best images and maps to show how that area has changed.

Each type of pack will contain:

  • A minimum of five aerial photographs from the 20th century, showing the major changes within the chosen area over that time, printed at A3
  • A minimum of four historic maps dating back to the late 19th century, printed at A3
  • Digital copies of the maps and aerial photographs

Local History Pack B

Training Packs - £30 + VAT:

Whenever we deliver a Teacher Training session on using our Local History Packs a copy of that pack will become available. Each type of pack will contain:

  • A minimum of five aerial photographs from the 20th century, showing the major changes within the chosen area over that time, printed at A3
  • A minimum of four historic maps dating back to the late 19th century, printed at A3
  • Digital copies of the maps and aerial photographs

The table below lists the packs currently available. You may also like to watch our training film on Using Aerial Photographs.

Training packs

Order code     Region Place
EE01East of England     Boston - Town centre
EE02East of England     Sleaford - Town centre
EE03East of England     Grantham - Town centre
EE04East of England     Stamford - Town centre
EE05East of England  Lowestoft - North of the river
EE06East of England  Lowestoft - South of the river
EE07East of England  Great Yarmouth - Row Houses
EE08East of EnglandLuton - Town Centre
EE09East of EnglandCambridge - Homerton College
EE10East of EnglandWisbech (North)
EE11 East of EnglandWisbech (South) 
EE12East of EnglandNorwich - City Centre
EE13East of EnglandGrimsby - Docks
EE14East of EnglandKings Lynn - Town and Docks
EM01East MidlandsLeicester - New Walk
EM02East MidlandsLeicester - Central station to Spinney Hill Park
EM03East MidlandsLeicester - Leicester City FC
EM04East MidlandsLincoln - City Centre
EM05East Midlands Coalville
EM06East Midlands Derby - City Centre
L01LondonGreenwich - Charlton House
L02LondonGreenwich - Eltham Palace
L03LondonGreenwich - Royal Observatory
L04 LondonWoolwich - Riverside
L06LondonStoke Newington
L08LondonWood Green Station
L09LondonSouthfields Station
NE01North EastMiddlesborough - Station and Docks
NE02North EastNorth Shields - Fish Quay
NE03North EastNewcastle - Bessie Surtees House
NE04North EastBerwick upon Tweed - Town centre
NE05North EastBishop Aukland - Town centre
NE06North EastSouth Shields - Custom House
NE07North EastAlnwick - Town centre
NE08North EastSouth Shields - Segadunum Roman Fort
NE09North EastSeaham
NE10 North East South Shields - Tyne Dock 
NE11North East Shildon
NE12 North EastJarrow to Howdon Ferry Crossing
NE13North EastSunderland - East End and Docks 
NE14North East Darlington - Town Centre
NE14 North East  Hull - City Centre 
NW01North WestManchester - Salford Quays
NW02North WestLiverpool - Central Library and St George's Hall
NW03North WestLiverpool - Albert Docks
NW04North WestBlackpool - Tower and Winter Gardens
NW05North WestCrewe - Town centre and station
NW06North WestManchester - Piccadilly Gardens
NW07North WestAppleby-in-Westmorland
NW08 North WestRochdale - Town Centre 
NW09 North WestOldham
SE01South EastBognor Regis - Town Hall
SE02South EastRomford - Market Place
SE03 South EastRamsgate (East)
SE04 South EastRamsgate (West)
SE05South East Dover - East and Castle
SE06South EastCarshalton
SE07South EastHastings - Town Centre and Pier
SW01South WestBristol - SS Great Britain and Clifton
SW02South WestWinchester - The Cathedral
SW03South WestSwindon - Town centre
SW04South WestTrowbridge - Town centre
SW05 South WestKidlington
SW06 South West Minehead
SW07South WestBristol - St John on the Wall Church
WM01West MidlandsAbbey Hulton - Hulton Abbey
WM02West MidlandsHalesowen - Town Centre
WM03West MidlandsBirmingham - Royal Orthopedic Hospital
WM04West MidlandsDawley - High Street
WM05West MidlandsOakengates - Oakengates Theatre
WM06West MidlandsOswestry Castle
WM07West MidlandsBirmingham - Bournville 
WM08 West MidlandsCoventry - City Centre
WM09West MidlandsBurslem
WM10West MidlandsB'ham City University - Perry Bar Campus
Y01YorkshireBradford - Bradford College
Y02YorkshireHalifax - Piece Hall
Y03YorkshireLeeds - City Centre
Y04YorkshireRipon - Workhouse Museum
Y05YorkshireBarnsley - Town Hall
Y06YorkshireHaworth - Bronte Parsonage
Y07YorkshireScarborough Castle
Y08YorkshireSaltaire - Salts Mill
Y09Yorkshire Wakefield - City Centre 
Y10Yorkshire Doncaster - Town Centre
Y11Yorkshire Dewsbury - Town Centre
Y12Yorkshire Elsecar
Y13YorkshireLeeds Trinity University - Horsforth Campus
Y14YorkshireLeeds Beckett University - Headingly Campus

Ordering your pack

All packs can be ordered via our Archive Services Team. Please request either Pack A - stating a postcode or grid reference of where you would like the pack centred on - or Pack B with the corresponding Order Code listed above. We’ll send you an invoice shortly after sending your pack.

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