Air Photos 1946

After World War II, RAF photo-reconnaissance units were detailed to take vertical aerial photos of the entire country. This created an extremely important source of information, not least for the planners required to implement the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act.

Wembury’s coverage was flown by 58 Squadron on December the 10th, 1946, during two passes of the aircraft – one east-west and the other west-east. The first 6 pictures in this set cover the south of the parish, starting at the river Yealm and continuing to Bovisand and Staddon. The final 5 cover the north, commencing at Staddon and ending once more at the Yealm.

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