Images from East London showing the destruction from German bombs during World War Two. Images scanned from a genuine copy of The London Evening news magazine, handed down to me from my grandfather.
Cannon Street and The Blitz
One result of Germany’s fire blitz on the night of December 29th, 1940, when St. Paul’s Cathedral was ringed by fire, and of bomb explosions four months later, was this clearance on both sides of Cannon Street.
Here is the street before the blitz and after subsequent clearance of ruins, seen from the same spot in the Stone gallery of St. Paul’s.
The long black, skeletonised roof of Cannon Street Station is discernible, top right, with the unmistakable outline of Tower Bridge showing behind it.
East London History - East End Facts
I grew up on the fringes of London's true East End and have been fascinated by the ever changing history and landscape of the area.
Visitors and tourists to London may only ever explore the City centre but for those that care to travel further east, a rich and rewarding travel adventure awaits. So much of London's history owes a debt to the East End. Colourful characters, famous architecture, hidden treasures of changing life over the years.
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