Bomb damage at No 7 Holborn Circus: 1941

Arthur Cross

Bomb damage at No 7 Holborn Circus: 1941
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Bomb damage at No 7 Holborn Circus. This building at No 7 Holborn Circus was the department store of Messrs Thomas Wallis & Co Limited. The building was struck by incendiary bombs at 2.30am on 17 April 1941, the night that became known as 'The Wednesday' of the Blitz. Over 1,000 civilians were killed in the attack, which targeted mainly central and south London. Gamages, which stood opposite, survived. Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs took this photo the following morning. In 1961, the Daily Mirror built its premises on the former Wallis site.

© Museum of London/By Kind Permission of The Commissioner of the City of London Police

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