29 March 2011

Bomb damage 1941 South Shields

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These 'photographs taken from the Official Records of Air Raid Damage in the County Borough of South Shields' were published in 1941 by Miss A C Flagg in a book entitled Humanity And Courage. It was 'issued with the concurrence and support of the South Shields Emergency Committee and the proceeds [were] divided between the Red Cross Prisoners of War Fund and the Ingham Infirmary'.

Most of the buildings and places featured are no longer there or unrecognisable, but one that caught my eye was the record of a bomb which landed at the junction of Lawe Road and St Aidan's Road damaging buildings on both sides. Both end terraces have been demolished and replaced but the pillar box is still standing in the same position.

1941 photos © South Shields Official Records
2011 photos © Chris Perriman

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