Esoteric London

No. 662: Lord North Street, SW1

Posted in Lettering, Wartime London by esotericlondon on September 11, 2012

Lord North Street, London, SW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

The German airforce bombed London for 57 consecutive days during WWII commencing on 7th September 1940. This strategy of day or night time attacks became known as The Blitz. Whilst London was by no means the only target the capitol did suffer some of the most intensive bombing.

The photograph above is of a sign to a public air raid shelter in Lord North Street, SW1. Another sign indicates that these shelters were in vaults under the pavement in the street. R.D.

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