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In pictures: Stunning aerial images of Ellesmere Port featured in Britain from Above archive

Online collection reveals changing face of industries in the town

Stunning aerial images of Ellesmere Port feature in a new online collection.

The Britain From Above archive has uploaded a new batch of pictures documenting England’s maritime heritage between 1957 and 2003.

One is an aerial shot showing Ellesmere Port’s dockland area in 1981, featuring the National Waterways Museum, Manchester Ship Canal, River Mersey and the M53.

The picture is just one of a collection of 96,000 on the Britain From Above website, many of which show aerial images of Ellesmere Port through the decades.

The town’s industrial past is mapped out in several pictures.

There are images of the large flour mills which once dominated the town’s skyline, plus the Bowater Paper Mill, Portland cement works, and the Lobitos and Stanlow oil refineries.

The Britain from Above website is designed for people to add factual information, share memories and local knowledge. Since the website was launched, more than 330,000 contributions have been made by more than 8,000 contributors.

You can view more images on the Britain From Above website HERE.

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