This collection consists of three sequences of aerial photographs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1990s. Hereford City Council’s Planning and Surveyor’s Department contracted Air Survey Company Limited (1950s), B.K.S. Air Survey Ltd. (1960s) and Commission-Air (1990s) to conduct the aerial surveys of the City. The most extensive of these surveys, achieved by B.K.S. Survey Ltd., would have been used to judge urban sprawl, plan housing developments and chart the inner city relief road development of the latter 1960s.
Original reference numbers are listed on the item level description whenever present.
Quantity and format: 149 black and white photographs (print); 6 paper documents; 5 colour photographs (negatives); and 4 colour photographs (print)
Size: 13 ½ inches x 16 inches
Copyright: CL50/3/1 Owned by Air Survey Company Limited.
CL50/3/2 Owned by B.K.S. Air Survey Ltd.
CL50/3/4 Transferred from Commission-Air to Herefordshire Council.
Air Survey Company Limited Aerial Photographs
This vertical aerial photograph comprises the only surviving print from this survey. It was taken by Air Survey Co. Ltd of 24 Bruton Street, London; a subsidiary of the Fairey Aviation Co., Ltd. The aircraft (C-47’s) and technical offices were based at White Waltham, Berkshire.
All streets shown on the map are listed in the item-level description. They were identified through modern mapping on GIS system.
Quantity and format: 1 black and white photograph (print)
Size: 16 ½ x 13 ½ inches
Scale: Unknown [1/2500]