WW2 Photos

Cordwainers’ Hall | WW2 Photos

Cordwainers’ Hall located at 7 Cannon Street, was destroyed by fire-bombs on December 29, 1940, and in April, 1941. There is evidence of the Worshipful Company’s connection with the land on which it stood, in a grant to certain cordwainers in 1393, though first mention of a tenement called Cordwainers’ Hall is in a deed …

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The Ring Southwark | WW2 Photos

The first fighter in The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark was the Rev. Rowland Hill, eccentric revivalist who had chosen for his opponent the Devil. He built his strangely shaped Surrey Chapel (its first name) in 1783, he built it so there were no corners within where the Devil might lurk and preached for nearly 50 …

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Three Tuns City of London | WW2 Photos

First damaged in September, 1940, the Three Tuns, in Viscount Street, Bridgewater Square, disappeared when Hitler laid waste with fire-bombs to the wholesale hosiery, drapery, and millinery area of the City of London in December, 1940. A neighbour was the tall packing warehouse of Osborne Folkes and Company, carrying on elsewhere; and opposite stood the …

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Britannia Theatre Shoreditch | WW2 Photos

Britannia Theatre, Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, was burned out by Hitler early in 1940, and completely wrecked by a land mine on December 8, the same year. These photos of WW2 bomb damage in London are from a collection of newspaper and magazine articles published in England during World War Two. My late grandfather gave these …

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West Ham Conference Centre | WW2 Photos

These photos of WW2 bomb damage in London are from a collection of newspaper and magazine articles published in England during World War Two. My late grandfather gave these to me as he knew I was interested in London history. Centre for Stratford Musical Festival, for the Men’s Meeting, and of Non-conformity in West Ham, …

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White Horse Hotel East Ham | WW2 Photos

In High Street South, East Ham, the White Horse Hotel was a victim twice in four days of Hitler’s flying bombs. The first bomb fell on June 23, 1944, in nearby Flanders Road. Six people were killed, six seriously injured, and many more injured. 2,135 houses were damaged, over 100 of them being either demolished …

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Farringdon Road Market | 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 late grandfather. ONE of the worst of the V2 rocket incidents happened in March, 1945, when the fish, fruit, and vegetable market at …

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Hughes Mansions Stepney | WW2 Photos

Hughes Mansions, Vallance Road, Stepney, were destroyed in March, 1945, by the last of Hitler’s rockets to fall on London. This was the second worst of all rocket incidents, involving 131 deaths and severe injuries to 40 people. These photos of WW2 bomb damage in London are from a collection of newspaper and magazine articles …

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Saddlers Hall Cheapside | 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. Saddler’s Hall – 40 Gutter Lane London The following account was written just after the War ended. Between Foster Lane and Gutter …

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Fore Street Textile Warehouse | 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. Textile Warehouse – Fore Street London In Fore Street one of the largest wholesale textile warehouses in the City went up in …

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Brewers Quay Port of London | 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. Brewers Quay – Tower Stairs One of the oldest wharves in the Port of London was hit several times in Germany’s earliest …

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Cannon Street London | 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. Cannon Street and The Blitz One result of Germany’s fire blitz on the night of December 29th, 1940, when St. Paul’s Cathedral …

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Manchester Hotel | Aldersgate Street | 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. Manchester Hotel – Aldersgate Street London The Manchester Hotel, at the corner of Aldersgate Street and Long Lane was attacked by German …

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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, …

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London City Mission | Bridewell Place | WW2 Photos

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. London City Mission – Bridewell Place EC4 Henry VIII built on this site in 1522 a “stately and beautiful” palace …

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