The National Archives (TNA) UK are located in Kew, in the west of London. They are the UK government’s official archive.
The images made available via the Flickr Commons represent a tiny part of TNA's collection ranging from Jane Austen's Will to a map showing the extent of German attacks on Birmingham in November and December 1940
In terms of re-use the text at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/images.htm is slightly unclear, but includes the statement:
"Images from The National Archives that are part of The Commons on Flickr are labelled 'no known copyright restrictions [?]' indicating that The National Archives is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these images, either because they are Crown copyright and the copyright is waived or the term of copyright has expired."
Images on Flickr Commons are marked as 'No known copyright restrictions'
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Images from The National Archives on Flickr Commons. No author.
Retrieved 03:38, May 26, 2013 (UTC).
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