World War Memories

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'World War Memories' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'World War Memories' page

By Tim Devitt

Over 70 years ago on September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland without warning sparking the start of World War Two. By the evening of September 3rd, Britain had joined the war that was to last for 6 years and claim millions of lives.  

London was to feel the brunt of enemy attacks with children being evacuated to attempt to shield them from attack that could happen day or night.

Below are pictures taken of Church Street and surrounding areas during World War 2. It is impossible to imagine the terror felt by residents at the time but these pictures give us a vision of what they went through.



This page was added on 09/03/2010.
Comments about this page

Bottom where my fathers family lived over stables in Milners Mews...i think it ran into Hardington Street. or Place....when it was bombed..

By pauline leathers nee birmingham
On 12/04/2010

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