A SERIES of stunning black and white aerial photographs form a new exhibition that has gone on display at Cardigan Castle.

The 30 pictures have been brought together to celebrate 100 years of Aerofilms, a pioneering air survey company and the UK's first commercial aerial photography company set up in 1919 by First World War veterans Francis Lewis Wills and Claude Grahame-White.

They cover a wide range of subjects from across the UK, though Wales features strongly in the exhibition, which has been brought to the castle in partnership with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and English Heritage.

The photographs paint an unparalleled picture of the changing face of Britain in the 20th century.

The collection is varied and includes urban, suburban, rural, coastal and industrial scenes, providing important evidence for understanding and managing the built and natural environments.

Some of the more familiar scenes on display at Cardigan Castle feature Tenby, Aberystwyth back in the 30s, Swansea and Coney Beach amusement park at Porthcawl.

While further afield and sure to appeal to sports fans, an aerial shot of the 1935 FA Cup Final between Sheffield Wednesday and West Bromwich Albion shows more than 93,000 fans packed into the old Wembley Stadium, with an autogyro also flying over the ground.

To view more of the collection, visit the Britain from Above website, a four-year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, those dating from 1919 to 1953.