The collection is now owned by the V&A, but is currently on display at the DLI museum in Durham and well worth a visit - they are much more powerful in the flesh. Most of the series can be viewed online in the V and A collection. A few of my favourites include Kenneth Rowntree's 'Livermore Tombs', Barbara Jone's 'Hawthorn Horse' and (one not on display) Phyllis Diamond's, 'Geffrye Museum'.
This exhibition was accompanied by a talk by Gil Saunders (word and image curator at V&A) who curated the Recording Britain exhibition in 1990 and also wrote the book that accompanied this. Athough discussing the whole history to the project, I found it particularly interesting that she suggested the project as something that was induced with pre-emptive nostalgia; that the things that were chosen to be recorded were places that were imbued with a sense of importance - and that much of this 'quintessential englishness' was found in the South; something a room full of Northerners clearly felt disappointed in. On a more positive note, as part of personal research Saunders said she had found much of the areas deemed as under threat in the war, had survived, but with a development and modernisation to their surrounding landscapes.