Bomb Damage at Dowgate Hill: 1941
© Museum of London/By Kind Permission of The Commissioner of the City of London Police
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Bomb Damage at Dowgate Hill, towards Upper Thames Street. Premises in Dowgate Hill accommodated wine merchants, solicitors and livery halls, including the Skinners Hall and Tallow Chandlers Hall. On the night of 10 May 1941, the City of London suffered the heaviest night raid of the Blitz. The livery halls encountered structural damage but survived, unlike the buildings in this photo, which were struck by incendiaries. That night marked the last of the major bombing attacks on London for the next three years. Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs photographed the destruction of this street the following morning.
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