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If you have a disputed boundary or adverse possession issue, it is very possible that you can prove your case beyond reasonable doubt with photographic evidence – from the air!
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1949 Archive

Old Aerial Photos has uncovered a series of 1949 original aerial survey photographs covering the whole of greater London. Revealing the capital in the post war period, landmarks that we take for granted today are pictured under construction; Battersea Power Station has only three out of it's four chimneys.
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Postcode TW11
TW11 8AS
Address Bethnal Green
12 High Street, Norwich
Easting,Northing 456500,341500
OS Grid Reference SD565341