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Old aerial photographs are providing crucial information for global real estate services provider Savills. The photographs are proving useful in helping clients realise development potential and avoid risks.

“The photographs from the OldAerialPhotos archive can be crucial to a project’s success,” commented a Savills Director. “They provide undisputable evidence that is easy to understand, interpret and communicate to all interested parties. The website is easy to use, the turnaround on orders is fast and the service offered by Bluesky is cost effective.”

Aerial photographs dating back to the 1970’s, and beyond, can provide crucial evidence of when a building or extension was erected or when it was demolished. Other key features can also be evidenced from the historic images. Bluesky supply the accurately dated historic aerial photographs from their OldAerialPhotos archive providing factual and unbiased evidence for further investigation by homeowners or professional practitioners such as Savills.

The imagery supplied by Bluesky forms part of historically important archive that includes some of the earliest commercial aerial survey images, military photography from World War II and many national archives. Offering a record of most major UK cities and towns, transport and utility infrastructure and commercial property developments, the images are an invaluable resource for anyone with a personal or professional interest in local studies, genealogy, boundary disputes, environmental land use research or town planning.

Visitors to can search through more than a million aerial photos dating back as far as 1917 by simply entering a postcode, address or grid reference. Detailed search results, including the age and ground coverage, of every image that matches the search criteria are displayed and the visitor can choose to purchase a hard copy print, digital image file or money saving photopack.