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.
London City Mission – Bridewell Place EC4
When German bombs came to Bridewell Place on December 29th, 1940, two top floors of London City Mission were destroyed. The rest of the building had to be demolished but the Mission saved its records.
Henry VIII built on this site in 1522 a “stately and beautiful” palace of red Tudor brick inset with the characteristic diaper patterns in black, as at Hampton Court. In setting Act 3 of his play, “King henry VIII,” at the Palace of Bridewell, William Shakespeare was historically correct.
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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