Layers of London

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What was it like to be at school in 1951? Can you add information about the history of your own school?

What was it like to be at school in 1951? Can you add information about the history of your own school?

How You Can Contribute: We would like schools in every borough of London to contribute to this website, especially to develop history projects about their local area and how it has developed over time. To do this, we are working with Historic England's Heritage Schools Initiative, which provides resources for schools to develop relevant local history projects, which can be shared with the wider public, teaching them new things about London. Schools that participate successfully are awarded a prestigious Historic England plaque, and students each receive a Heritage Schools Achievement Certificate. To find out more please click here.

How have ideas changed over time? What it was like to be in hospital in 1949.

How have ideas changed over time? What it was like to be in hospital in 1949.

Help Us Make a New Layer of London: We would also like schools to get involved in helping to create one single 1940s aerial photograph of London using thousands of images taken by the Royal Air Force after WWII. If you are interested in this exciting project, we would love to hear from you! You can see the images that have already been added to this website by turning on the RAF photos layer from the map page of this website, which can you find here.

For more information: Please email us at: layersoflondon.sas.ac.uk

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Can you help us create one big image of London taken after World War II by using our special georeferencing software to connect the individual photographs together? It's easy and fun!

 

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