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Destruction Collection

Background imageDestruction Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080

St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking south-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church

Background imageDestruction Collection: Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006

Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006
HIGHGATE ROAD, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands. Bomb damage photographed by James Nelson, 29th July 1942

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583

St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
FLEET STREET, London. St Brides Church was rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938

St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938
EXETER, Devon.The remains of St Sidwells Church on Sidwell Street after bomb damage during the Exeter blitz, photographed by Margaret Tomlinson in 1942

Background imageDestruction Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712
Exeter, Devon. A view looking towards the remains of the terrace of houses comprising numbers 25-36 Southernhay West showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Exeter bomb damage OP07079

Exeter bomb damage OP07079
EXETER CATHEDRAL, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. View looking east towards Exeter Cathedral from the tower of St Mary Arches Church, showing an area of bomb damage following the bombing in 1942

Background imageDestruction Collection: Exeter Cathedral bomb damage BB42_00740

Exeter Cathedral bomb damage BB42_00740
EXETER CATHEDRAL, Devon. On the night of 3-4 May 1942 a bomb fell on the Chapel of St James in the south choir aisle of the cathedral, causing considerable damage to the late 13th-century fabric

Background imageDestruction Collection: Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807

Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807
GREAT CHARLOTTE STREET, Liverpool. View of bomb damage and pedestrians going about their daily routines, May 1941

Background imageDestruction Collection: Exeter 1942 BB42_00714

Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
Exeter, Devon. A perspective view of the Georgian facade of 27-32 Southernhay West in 1942. Bomb damage. The rest of the terrace has been destroyed as part of the Baedecker raids

Background imageDestruction Collection: Collingwood Street, Blackfriars CXP01_01_058

Collingwood Street, Blackfriars CXP01_01_058
COLLINGWOOD STREET, BLACKFRIARS, SOUTHWARK, GREATER LONDON. A view looking north-east along Collingwood Street, showing figures walking past weatherboarded cottages on the east side of the street

Background imageDestruction Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The interior of a first floor room in The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736

Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736
Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The houses at 110 to 98 Oak Street showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Fenian bombing BL05153

Fenian bombing BL05153
THE RISING SUN, Great Scotland Yard, London W1. Bomb damage to Rising Sun pub, showing its windows blown out and staff standing beside a damaged carriage lying in a pile of rubble

Background imageDestruction Collection: Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947

Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947
City of London. A figure stands amid destroyed and burnt-out buildings. The Brewers Hall in Aldermanbury was built in 1673 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082

St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082
St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London. A view looking north-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Mary-le-Bow Church

Background imageDestruction Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The south elevation of The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Aston Hall Gateway Birmingham, 1941 a42_00706

Aston Hall Gateway Birmingham, 1941 a42_00706
Aston Hall, Gateway, Witton Lane, Aston Park, Aston, Birmingham. The gateway and gate lodges at Aston Hall with the tower and spire of St Peter and St Pauls Church in the background

Background imageDestruction Collection: Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440

Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440
Colonial Buildings, 7 Horsefair, Ladywood, Birmingham. The premises of the Birmingham Tube and Fittings Company Limited on the corner of Horsefair and Windmill Street

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090

St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking north-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church in the distance with St Mary Aldemanbury on the right

Background imageDestruction Collection: Cow Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00357

Cow Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00357
Baker Billing and Crows Charity School, Cow Lane, Coventry. The front elevation of Baker, Billing and Crows Charity School on Cow Lane showing the entrance to Pressings Limited Cow Lane Works

Background imageDestruction Collection: Coventry 1941 a42_00337

Coventry 1941 a42_00337
The bomb damaged front elevation of 4 Gosford Street, Coventry. Photographed by G B Mason, 1941. Oxo poster advertisement

Background imageDestruction Collection: The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21

The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21
The Crescent, Plymouth. A view from the east showing bomb damage to 15 The Crescent

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03

St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03
St Andrews Church, Catherine Street, Plymouth. Interior view of the south aisle of St Andrews Church, showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Park Row CXP01_01_129

Park Row CXP01_01_129
Park Row, Knightsbridge, City of Westminster, Greater London. A view looking north along the east terrace of Millss Buildings towards the terrace of houses on Park Row

Background imageDestruction Collection: Cumberland Market CXP01_01_128

Cumberland Market CXP01_01_128
CUMBERLAND MARKET, REGENTS PARK, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON. A view looking south-east across Cumberland Market towards a terrace of houses on the east side of the square, south of Edward Street

Background imageDestruction Collection: Demolition at Whitehall Gardens CXP01_01_075

Demolition at Whitehall Gardens CXP01_01_075
WHITEHALL GARDENS, WHITEHALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. A view of the remains of Whitehall Gardens seen during demolition with a cupola on the War Office building visible in

Background imageDestruction Collection: Demolition at Whitehall Gardens CXP01_01_091

Demolition at Whitehall Gardens CXP01_01_091
PEMBROKE HOUSE, WHITEHALL GARDENS, WHITEHALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. A view of the remains of Pembroke House at 7 Whitehall Gardens seen during demolition

Background imageDestruction Collection: Whitehall Gardens 1930s CXP01_01_043

Whitehall Gardens 1930s CXP01_01_043
WHITEHALL GARDENS, WHITEHALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. The front of Malmesbury House and the entrance lodge to Pembroke House at 7 Whitehall Gardens seen from the north-west

Background imageDestruction Collection: 1930s Portsmouth CXP01_01_039

1930s Portsmouth CXP01_01_039
HIGH STREET, PORTSMOUTH. Looking south-west along the south side of the High Street from the junction with Lombard Street

Background imageDestruction Collection: Guildhall York, 1945 a45_05206

Guildhall York, 1945 a45_05206
Guildhall, York. Interior view of the Guildhall showing oak columns standing amid the ruins of steel scaffolding as a result of bomb damage during the Blitz

Background imageDestruction Collection: The Rookery Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03385

The Rookery Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03385
The Rookery, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The derelict east front of The Rookery. Once described as " The greatest ornament and addition to the town of Sutton"

Background imageDestruction Collection: Bilston Street, Wolverhampton a42_03227

Bilston Street, Wolverhampton a42_03227
Bilston Street, Wolverhampton. The front elevation of 19 Bilston Street This building probably started life as a private town house in the late 17th or 18th century

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745

St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745
St Bartholomews Church, St Bartholomews Close, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. St Bartholomews Church viewed from the south showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Norfolk Iron Works Norwich, 1942 a42_03733

Norfolk Iron Works Norwich, 1942 a42_03733
Norfolk Iron Works, Coslany Street, Norwich. The front elevation of 24 Coslany Street showing bomb damage, with number 22 visible in the background

Background imageDestruction Collection: Moundsley Hall a42_01049

Moundsley Hall a42_01049
Moundsley Hall, Walkers Heath Road, Wythall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The timber frame of a Tudor building rediscovered during the demolition of Moundsley Hall

Background imageDestruction Collection: Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727

Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727
Market Hall, Worcester Street, Bull Ring, Birmingham. Construction workers beside a traction engine inside the bombed out shell of the Market Hall. The former Market Hall dated from the 1830s

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 a42_00588

St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 a42_00588
St Thomass Church, Bath Row, Lee Bank, Birmingham. The tower and portico of St Thomass Church viewed from the north showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533

Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533
5 - 5A Fleet Street, Coventry. The exterior of 5 and 5A Fleet Street, premises of H E Bass, Furrier and Simmons, Drapers. Evidence of damage caused by air raids can be seen to adjacent buildings

Background imageDestruction Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00356

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00356
Court 20, Little Park Street, Coventry. The exterior of numbers 5 and 6, Court 20, accessed between 92 and 93 Little Park Street, showing the roof covered by tarpaulin

Background imageDestruction Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00353

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00353
Court 16, Little Park Street, Coventry. The houses of Court 16 at the east side of Little Park Street showing damage caused by air raids

Background imageDestruction Collection: Jordan Well Coventry, 1941 a42_00339

Jordan Well Coventry, 1941 a42_00339
20 - 21 Jordan Well, Coventry. The exterior of 20 and 21 Jordan Well, premises of L H Fearis Ltd. and Tom Pollard, showing damage to the upper storey windows

Background imageDestruction Collection: New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00327

New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00327
New Street, Coventry. The exterior of 30 New Street with a woman standing in the doorway of the house holding a baby and the windows boarded as a result of bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201

St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201
St Johns Church, High Street Deritend, Deritend, Birmingham. The south elevation and tower of St Johns Church showing bomb damage. This building of 1735 replaced an earlier chapel of 1380

Background imageDestruction Collection: Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 a42_00461

Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 a42_00461
Midland House, 27 - 30 Union Street, Ladywood, Birmingham. Midland House, the premises of Chamberlain King & Jones Limited, at 27-30 Union Street and 12 Union Passage, showing bomb damage

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Annes Convent Deritend a42_00473

St Annes Convent Deritend a42_00473
St Annes Convent, Lowe Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. The exterior of St Annes Convent viewed from the east showing the pre Victorian building

Background imageDestruction Collection: St Annes School Deritend a42_00472

St Annes School Deritend a42_00472
St Annes School, Alcester Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. An old man seated outside St Annes School, Alcester Street

Background imageDestruction Collection: Ramsgate sands PEN01_15_03_29424

Ramsgate sands PEN01_15_03_29424
Royal Victoria Pavilion, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent. A general view showing Ramsgate sands, with a partial view of the Royal Victoria Pavilion in the foreground



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