Bird's eye view of bygone days

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Bird's eye view of bygone days Bird's eye view of bygone days

WITH a spectacular display of aerial photographs on display in the coming months, The Standard has dug into the archives to bring you some of our own pictures from above and beyond.

Harwich – Sky High features shots from the air of the town from features shots from the air of the town from the 17th to the 21st century and allows viewers to map the changing face of the town over time.

Local historian Brian Woods has been collecting the photographs for more than 20 years and believes the pictures are well worth viewing.

“There is definitely something to interest everyone in this collection,” he said.

“It is incredibly interesting to track the developments of the area and you can physically see how sections of Harwich and Dovercourt have been built on over the period.

“Perhaps the most interesting part of the photographs is a 1940 German reconnaissance photo identifying bombing targets for the German Luftwaffe had selected for bombing during the Second World War in Harwich, Parkeston and Felixstowe.

“Some of the areas were hit, some were not.

“All the photographs are still in very good condition.”

Free exhibitions will be held at the Guildhall on Thursday June 12 between 10am and 1.30pm and at Dovercourt Central Church on Saturday July 12 between 11.30am and 5pm.

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