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Photos of the UK and of the British
Isles - in high resolution.
Essex, Chelmsford, Moulsham Street, Old Friars c.1912.
Since January 2015 we have added over 1600 additional old photos to the website, including many new pages of places not previously covered. I am constantly updating the website, and continue to hope you enjoy your visit.
There are thousands of old photographs on this website - many never before seen.
Click on a link to a part of the U.K. in the left and right hand column, and at the foot of the page.
website is a collection of old photos of the United Kingdom of Great Britain,
including old photos of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the rest of the
British Isles, and the Republic of Ireland (which of course is not in the
United Kingdom). The website was initially launched as an aid to family historians
and genealogists, but has now gone way beyond that.
website was launched in July of 2005, with the intention of preserving old
pictures in perpetuity, and displaying as many images as we can of England,
Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the
Channel Islands. I hope those of you who are researching your family history
will find it of great interest.
content is filed first by country, then by (historical) county, thus making
it simple to find images of any location. In addition, if you want to find
a photograph quickly, enter any search term you like in the search box below.
of the photographs date from the 1890's and 1900's, and there are even older
ones than that. Most vintage photos and antique photographs in those days
were taken by photographers working for postcard companies, so many of these
are scanned from old postcards, some of the most interesting being from Victorian
and Edwardian times.
have images of the smallest villages, and of the great cities like Cardiff,
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.
Amongst this collection of old fotos there is quite a collection showing
people - indeed, many can genuinely be referred to as antique photos..
with your help - by submitting your own photographs - we can maintain this
position as the best photographic resource on the internet. Together we can
build a wonderful archives of old images of the United Kingdom in order that
generations yet to come may still enjoy them. If you have any old, vintage,
historical, Edwardian or Victorian pictures of England, Ireland, Scotland,
Wales or the rest of the British Isles, from the earliest years, and right
up to the 1960's, not only of the places you live or have lived, but also
your old family photos, then please do scan them for display and preservation
on this website. Please scan them in at a high resolution, preferably either
1280 pixels in width, or for portrait style photographs 1280 pixels in height.
Please take time to read the Copyright Statement. and then email your scanned pictures here.
United Kingdom of Great Britain consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
and Wales. The United Kingdom has arguably some of the most picturesque countryside
and friendliest people in the whole world, and our photographs of life between
the 1890's and the 1960's will attempt to illustrate some of the beauty within
the four member countries.
the mountains of Wales, to the glens of Scotland. To the unique architecture
of Ireland and the great mansions of England. You will find photographs of
all of these countries, plus old fotos of people, and much more besides.
have built this website into a reference site of great interest, a unique
resource of pics that you will want to return to time and time again.
are many of us with old photographs and postcards of the countries that make
up the United Kingdom, or of our families that have lived there. These photos
are a pictorial record of our times, and those of our ancestors, and with
your help we can build a wonderful archives of these images.
England>>>>>> >Ireland> >>>>>>Scotland
Wales>>>>> Isle of Man>>>>>>Channel Islands
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