Historical Images - Google Earth

Google are uploading to the Google Earth arial images of Buckinghamshire and other places which were taken in December 1945. These are aligned with the modern imagery so by moving the slider the changes can be seen. Most of Buckinghamshire north of Chesham and Princes Risborough is now available and an area on the eastern border with Middlesex including Colnbrook Denham & Wraysbury.

To access the December 1945 images go to the place of interest and click on the clock button in the menu bar. Then move the slider to the date required.

Some of the big changes include the World War II airfields which do not exist now like Langley Airfield. And just over the border in Middlesex the construction of Heathrow has started with up to six runways.

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