Photography: Industrialisation

See aerial specialist Jason Hawkes' collection of photographs representing modern industrial Britain.

From above old industrial sites such as mines can be seen but also the indications of the new economy such as windfarms and the infrastructure to cope with overseas imports.

See Felixstowe, Blacklaw Wind Farm and the top secret Menwith Listening Station.

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  • Felixstowe Port Click to play slideshow
    Containers sit at Felixstowe Port as seen from above.
  • Felixstowe
    Felixstowe is the largest container port in the United Kingdom.
  • Industry
  • Pylons
    Electricity lines snake up ad down the country until they reach cities when they are buried underground.
  • Maunsell Sea Forts
    The Maunsell Sea Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War for defence.
  • Menwith listening station
    Giant randomes used for monitoring and listening at the RAF base in Menwith Hill, west of Harrogate in Yorkshire.
  • Onshore wind farm
    Wind farms provide energy replacing traditional methods such as coal.
  • Open cast coal mine
    An open cast coal mine as seen from the air.
  • Poly Tunnels
    A field of polytunnels which are used to grow plants that require warm temperatures and humidity.
  • Rubbish dump
    A rubbish dump as seen from the air.
  • Scroby Sands wind farm
    The Scroby Sands wind farm is located in the North Sea, off the coast of Great Yarmouth.
  • St Austell clay mines
    The St Austell Clay Mines in Cornwall.

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