All Hallows Barking | WW2 Photos

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.



All Hallows by the Tower – Byward Street

Founded in 675, it is one of the oldest churches in London. Toc H church, All Hallows Barking was blasted by German bombs in December 1940 and three weeks later was completely burned out.

It was one of the most complete mediaeval churches. When the ruins were cleared parts of an 11th century cross were found, also an arch belonging to the original Saxon church.

All Hallows survived the devastating explosion in a neighbouring ship chandler’s shop in 1649, when 27 barrels of gunpowder exploded. Sixty houses went up and 67 people were killed.

All Hallows Barking

All Hallows Barking

All Hallows Barking, also known as All Hallows by the Tower.

All Hallows Barking Burnt Out

East London History - East End Facts

Malcolm Oakley - East London History - A Guide to London's East End.

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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