St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 AA42_03745
St Bartholomew's Church, St Bartholomew's Close, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. St Bartholomew's Church viewed from the south showing bomb damage.
The medieval church of St Bartholomew was destroyed in a German bombing raid on the 27th April 1942. The raid was the first Baedeker Raid on the city of Norwich. The Baedeker raids or Baedeker Blitz was a series of air raids undertaken by the Luftwaffe in a tit for tat exchange initiated by the RAF bombing of Lubeck in March 1942. The name derives from the popular pre-war tourist books known as Baedeker Guides, which listed British sites of cultural or historic interest. Only the church tower now remains
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