10 June 2015

LCS 12 May 1941

And now some unforgettable wartime pictures: on Saturday May 10th 1941 ‘bombs came down in dozens’ (wrote Vere Hodgson the next day, p.170 of Few Eggs and No Oranges): ‘Several bombs on Campden Hill but no loss of life. A lot at Knightsbridge. A landline on Harrods. Big fires in [Tottenham Court] Road which is closed…I fear the City got it too – but no details yet.’ This was the southern end of Lamb’s Conduit Street, at the corner with Theobalds Road, on Monday morning 12th May. Number 59, far down on the left out of sight, was undamaged.