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.