St Paul’s Cathedral in London

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This photograph was taken in 1948 and it shows the bomb sites around St Pauls. Anthony Sargeant remembers going to Central London from his home in Lower Sydenham with his Parents in 1948 or 49 and seeing the devastation all around the Cathedral as a result of the German bombing during the Second World War.It was remarkable that the cathedral survived essentially intact during the Blitz, though this was in part due to the efforts of brave fire watchers on the roof of the cathedral dealing with incendiary bombs.