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 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.
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.