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About me

I'm David Lovell and I live in Warminster Wiltshire.
I am retired now but my last job was for First Great Western at Westbury where we operated a few Class 31 locomotives on services to Weymouth and Brighton. Hence the name.
I was born in Bath and moved to Merthyr Tydfil when I was eight. I have since lived in Titley, Herefordshire, Redhill, Surrey, Darlington Co. Durham, Redcar, Cleveland, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Trowbridge and Warminster in Wiltshire. For most of my career I have been involved in public passenger transport.
From an early age I have been fascinated by maps and when I was younger I was interested in orienteering which kept me fit as well as allowing me to hone my map reading skills. I was also a keen hill walker largely in Northern England and Snowdonia.
I have been particularly interested in the unlocated images and I was able to locate a good number of these but I fear that those which remain to be located may be too difficult to locate.
I hope everyone can enjoy the Britain from Above website as much as I have.
If you enjoy this site you might like to look at the Historic England Enrich the List project which enables members of the public to add photographs to the official listing particulars for listed buildings in England.
First draft, 26 June 2015. (Revised 04/10/2016)

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Britain Under Construction
Joined 3 September 2012
The history of Aerofilms Ltd
Joined 21 August 2012
Wrongly located
Joined 26 June 2012

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Good afternoon David. I noticed a set of aerial photos of the Madoc Quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog from the 1950s. My old family home was Tan-y-Manod, an old house dating from the 17thC, somewhere around Manod Mawr, destroyed in the 1960s I believe. Do you recognize the name, and/or have any photographs of its precise (former) location? Many thanks, John
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John Vaughan
Thursday 13th October 1:21pm
Hi David, beautiful areal pictures, some are so clear!regards Diane [newie]
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swansea
Wednesday 31st August 4:28am
HiDavid, beautiful areal pictures, some are so clear!regards Diane [newie]
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swansea
Wednesday 31st August 4:28am
Hi ya Hope u don't mind me messaging I am doing my family tree and my great great grandparents lived in Selby Massey lane I wondered if u had any photos of the area I am new to this site and don't no my way around yet Am trying to find they marriage certificate Thanks Sarah x
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Sarahkay
Tuesday 2nd February 3:49pm
Hi ya Hope u don't mind me messaging I am doing my family tree and my great great grandparents lived in Selby Massey lane I wondered if u had any photos of the area I am new to this site and don't no my way around yet Am trying to find they marriage certificate Thanks Sarah x
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Sarahkay
Tuesday 2nd February 3:49pm
Hi, I work for the London Festival of Baroque Music (www.lfbm.org.uk) and we have been looking for a good picture of St Peter's Eaton Square to use on this year's website as it is one of our concert venues. I came across the image you uploaded to this website and I was wondering if you might be kind enough to grant us permission to use it on our website? I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Alison Fox
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mcatama
Thursday 7th January 11:34am
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