These photos come from the excellent Britain From Above website which features hundreds of aerial photographs of Britain taken between 1919 and 1953.

Here are just two of many local pictures. The first one shows central Twickenham in 1928. Note the station to the west of the road bridge, no sign of the Royal Mail sorting office which is about to be redeveloped (ooh, topical) and a very sleepy looking London Road.

Twickenham Junction, 1928

And how about this from the days before rugby became big business and when Whitton and north Twickenham was mostly fields.

Twickenham Rugby Ground, 1927

* Britain from Above (Twickenham search results)

And on twickerati
* More insights into Twickenham’s history
* Collecting your Twickenham Memories

n.b. These photos have been used under Britain From Above’s policy on non-commercial ‘blogging’ use. See their site for details of the permissions and restrictions on using their images. And yes, we hope we’ve complied properly.