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Number 3 - Mexborough from the air in 1926

This magnificent aerial shot of the town was taken by Aerofilms in April 1926, and kindly loaned by English Heritage who now hold the copyright of the oblique photo collection. With the railway station in the right foreground, sandwiched between the river and the canal, Mexborough is laid out like a tapestry. It's hard to get a Google Earth view from the same angle, but we've done our best for comparison. And once again, magnifying portions of the image will give you a bird's eye view of our town over 8 decades ago. English Heritage are allowing us to share more aerial shots in their collection, which we'll be featuring later.
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...and for comparison, here is a similar view today, from Google Earth :