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.