Aerial photographs

Photographs taken from the air, mainly by commercial companies from 1920s to the 1990s.

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Location of records

The bulk of the aerial photographs are available at Sheffield Local Studies Library.

There are also some available at Sheffield Archives. 100 photographs (from the 1990s) are available from Picture Sheffield.

Ordering documents

There is normally no need to order aerial photographs in advance.


We can normally supply copies for private study purposes, subject to the usual copyright regulations. Please contact us for further information.


Mostly original photographs, though approximately 400 are available to view via computer at the Local Studies Library.

Contact the Archives and Local Studies Library

First Floor, Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ
0114 203 9395 (Sat, Mon, Tues)
0114 273 4753 (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat)